ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 09, 1980
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(Studio) Murder of John Lennon in New York City reported.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel
(NYC) Circumstances of Mark David Chapman's suspected killing of Lennon examined; arguments presented at his arraignment by district attorney Kim Hogrefe and defense attorney and decision of Judge Martin H. Rattering detailed. Chapman's recent life in Honolulu, Hawaii, discussed. [Former classmate, Reverend Walter HENDRIX - recalls Chapman.) [Lennon FANS - describe meeting Chapman outside Lennon's apt.) Ringo Starr noted visiting Dakota Apts. today; film shown. Support of New York City police by Lennon and wife Yoko Ono recalled. [On BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) radio broadcast, voice of LENNON - praises life in NYC.]
REPORTER: Lynn Sherr Artist: Aggie Whelan and Gerald Andrea (KITV film/tape)
(London, England) Paul McCartney's efforts to cope with Lennon's death noted. [McCARTNEY - comments.) McCartney's praise of partner's talents quoted; reaction of Ceo. Harrison noted. International reaction to Lennon's murder outlined; criticism of United States society as conducive to such killings noted appearing in London's "The New Standard" and elsewhere. [Lennon associate Jimmy TARBUCK - comments.) [PEOPLE - blame United States society.) Reaction in Liverpool, England, Beatles' birthplace, noted; Lennon quoted in interview yesterday.
REPORTER: John Laurence
(Studio) Ronald Reagan, President Carter quoted with regard to Lennon's murder.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(Los Angeles, California) United States reaction to Lennon's death examined; portions of Beatles' music and radio broadcasts of listener's response heard. Commemorative efforts in Los Angeles, California, noted. [Rod McKUEN - recalls Lennon.) [Taft high school student Cathy TAGLIANI - reads poem.) Run on Beatles and Lennon records by older customers cited. [WOMAN - equates her response now to when John Kennedy was killed.]
REPORTER: Stephen Geer
(Studio) Yoko Ono reported announcing memorial plans; details given, Ono quoted. Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
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