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Chicago, Illinois / Washington Death #553852

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 25, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Chicago, Illinois: James Makawa) Scenes shown of Chicago, Illinois, Mayor Harold Washington's last day. Washington reported collapsing at desk of heart failure. [Press secretary Alton MILLER - describes events.] Scenes shown of family and friends gathering at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Washington reported never regaining consciousness. [Cardiologist Dr. John SANDERS - explains when Washington was pronounced dead.] [CHICAGOANS - express grief and shock.] Washington's political career and confrontations reviewed; scenes shown. [WASHINGTON - said when reelected the city was back together.] Liklihood of Washington's coalition remaining intact during transition of power discussed. Interim mayor reported to be selected by council Scenes shown of mourning citizens.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Jesse Jackson's comments quoted regarding Washington's death.

Brokaw, Tom;
Makawa, James

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