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King Assassination Anniversary #53690

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 04, 1978
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(Studio) Today recalled as 10th anniversary of assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior Interview with Mrs. Coretta King earlier in day reported; Mrs. King quoted. Films shown. [KING - speaks of promised land.] Audio tape of King's "free at last" speech played.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Atlanta, Georgia) King's burial near Ebenezer Baptist Church noted. Among those going to memorial for him there today are wife Coretta, father Martin Luther King, Senior, and children Martin and Bonnie. Services cited. [Mrs. KING - calls on people to keep nation remembering what King stood for and died for.] Gathering at Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, site of King's assassination, described. Contd. chgs. of conflict and conspiracy re: assassination stated; King's convicted killer James Earl Ray's denial of guilt and requests by King's assocs. for new trial for Ray noted.
REPORTER: Bob Sirkin

(DC) Reaction of people around DC's 14th Saint to King's assassination recalled. Films shown. [Charles GIBBS - describes situation. Contrasts 1968 situation to present.] 14th Saint's loss of respectability and business after 1968 riots noted. [Sandra MILLS - cites attitudes of people re: 14th Saint] [Lloyd HOWERTON - cites effect of riots and aftermath on area.]
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman

Sirkin, Bob;
Walters, Barbara;
Zimmerman, Bill

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