ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 26, 1979
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(Studio) South Korean President Park Chung Hee said removed from office and replaced by Choi Kyu Hah; reports from new government with regard to fate of Park noted. Washington, DC officials said believing Park dead.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(No location given) Events leading to today's apparent coup recalled; films shown. Choi Kyu Hah allegedly assuming position of president because "something has happened to Park." Seoul sources quoted with regard to Park either wounded or dead.
REPORTER: Bill Redeker
(DC) United States reported reiterating support of treaty obligations with regard to defense of South Korean from external sources; government statement quoted. Report reaching State Department tonight with regard to Park's alleged assassination by members of army in coup effort; details given.
REPORTER: Brit Hume