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ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 03, 1980
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(Studio) Upcoming items announced. Abbie Hoffman, wanted for past 6 years on chgs. stemming from radical political activities, reported giving self up.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(No location given) Physical changes in Hoffman made during hiding noted. [1960s, HOFFMAN - questions whether shooting a police ofr. isn't actually an act of love.] His participation in 1968 antiwar demonstrations in Chicago, Chicago Seven trial, arrest in 1970s on drug chgs. and ensuing disappearance recalled; films, photos shown. His life since then as Barry Freed with Joanna Lawrenson examined. [Former Ford exec. Tony MENKEL - praises Hoffman/Freed.] Hoffman/Freed's work with Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and New York Governor Hugh Carey outlined. [HOFFMAN - discusses life in hiding.] Hoffman's achievement of middle-class respectability noted.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Studio) Further coverage of Hoffman interview on "20/20" tomorrow and upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Reynolds, Frank;
Walters, Barbara

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