ABC Evening News for Friday, May 09, 1980
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(Studio) Pathologists reported confirming correct figure of 8 bodies of US servicemen killed during last month's unsuccessful rescue attempt of Iran hostages despite Iran sending 9 caskets.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Arlington National Cemetery memorial service, attended by President Carter, Senator Ed Kennedy, Supreme Court and entire Washington, DC establishment, featured; films shown. Presence of Rosalynn Carter, Defense Secretary Harold Brown, Major General James Vaught noted. [CARTER - delivers eulogy.] Carter's emotionalism over situation noted.
REPORTER: Jack Smith
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) President Carter noted flying from Arlington to Philadelphia for campaign there; details given, films shown. Mayor William Green, a Kennedy supporter, noted accompanying President as well as meeting his flight; White House said claiming trip and Carter's patented town meeting not pol. [CARTER - defs. national sect adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski; mentions Edmund Muskie.] President's remarks about Muskie said allegedly not meant as criticism of former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance according to Press Secretary Jody Powell. [CARTER - justifies leaving Rose Garden for campaign] Local coverage of today's activities noted reaching neighboring New Jersey, site of important upcoming primary.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson