ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 07, 1980
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(Studio) Remarks of Vice President Mondale, leaving for Belgrade funeral of Yugoslavia President Josip Broz Tito, quoted; criticism, especially in German and British press, about President Carter's refusal to attend funeral noted. "London Times" quoted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Carter's absence at all state funerals during his term, include that of Golda Meir in 1978, to which he sent his mother, Miss Lillian, defended; White House official's response to European criticism quoted on screen. White House said denying that Carter's refusal to attend is effort to avoid USSR President Leonid Brezhnev; details given.
REPORTER: Jack Smith
(Studio) Yugoslavia's reaction to Carter's absence examined; arrival of Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher, Duke of Edinburgh, Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, Brezhnev, Mondale shown. Pol. significance of funeral examined.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Belgrade, Yugoslavia) Background of Tito's leadership of Yugoslavia and nonaligned movement featured; films shown. Incl. in report are Joseph Stalin, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Jawaharlal Nehru, Fidel Castro, USSR invasion of Afghanistan, Nikita Khrushchev, Brezhnev. Gathering of nearly all major e. European leaders for Tito's funeral said seen as effort to woo Yugoslavia back into USSR fold; criticism of Carter's decision not to attend outlined. Zambia President Kenneth David Kaunda's reaction at Tito's bier noted, shown.
REPORTER: Pierre Salinger
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