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Moro Assassination #53776

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 10, 1978
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REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Studio) Renaming of street in Rome as memorial to former premier Aldo Moro and his 5 slain bodyguards noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Studio) Contd. reaction to Moro's assassination by Red Brigades reported Moro family's success in having private burial for slain political leader noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Rome, Italy) Moro funeral near Rome mentioned. Reactions to assassination from demonstrators in Rome, from Pope and from people on street described. [MAN - says Red Brigades have killed man who is Italy.] Red Brigades attack on chemical company security chief in Milan and resignation of Italy's interior minister, who is in charge of federal police, stated. Police actions at present outlined.
REPORTER: Greg Dobbs

(Studio) One reporter's comparison of mood in Italy after discovery of Moro's death to that in United States after assassination of John F. Kennedy noted. Pol. outlook for Italy in present circumstances examined. Comment of Red Brigades leader Renato Curcio with regard to Moro death, at Curcio's trial in Turin, quoted; film shown.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Possibility of such terrorist event happening in United States and steps that would be taken if so examined. United States policy to refuse deals with terrorists and State Department agency for combatting terrorism mentioned. Phone interview with agency director in DC, ambassador Heyward Isham, shown. [ISHAM - says no nation is immune from terrorism and what happened to Moro could happen to leading United States figure Confirms most of report quoted by anchor that United States now training elite corp of anti-terrorist troops at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in Operation Blue Light.] Anchor asks under which department United States commandos serve, FBI, Army, etc. [ISHAM - reports commandos are under joint chiefs of staff, rpting. directly to President Discusses training of force; notes that it would go to aid in situations abroad with consent of host cntry., not be used in United States. Says there are FBI teams to be used in United States.] Anchor asks if government more concerned now, in wake of Moro incident and others, that it might happen in United States. [ISHAM - thinks government has to be, but that if it happened, terrorists wouldn't get away with it.]
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Dobbs, Greg;
Jennings, Peter;
Reasoner, Harry;
Walters, Barbara

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