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Moro Assassination #54168

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 09, 1978
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(Studio) Italian police discovery of body of slain former premier Aldo Moro after anonymous telephone call, presumably from his Red Brigades kidnappers, noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(No location given) Details of discovery of Moro's body, 2 blocks from headquarters of Communists& Christian Democrats, given. Plans for autopsy at Rome's Univ. Hospital noted. Announcement of assassination to nation by President Giovanni Leone mentioned. Italian public reaction described; Moro's wife's demand for no public funeral or ceremonies noted. Fears of further Red Brigades strikes, due to group's action in Moro case, cited.
REPORTER: Narrated by: Bill Stewart

(Studio) Report on world reaction to Moro assassination. Statements by Queen Elizabeth, Pope Paul, French president, and President Carter reported Films shown. [UN Secretary General WALDHEIM - sees no justification for Moro assassination.]
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(No location given) Background report on Moro and reasons for Red Brigades' choice of him as hostage. Brigades' opposition to coalition between Christian Democrats and Communists& failure to break it with Moro kidnapping and murder examined.
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi

(Studio) Examination of situation in Italy at present, under leadership of coalition government composed of 2 opposing ptys., Christian Democrats and Communists Moro's position in Italy compared to that of Gerald Ford in US.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Cioffi, Lou;
Jennings, Peter;
Reasoner, Harry;
Stewart, Bill

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