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Sadat Assassination #68782

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 06, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Capitol Hill reaction to assassination of President Anwar Sadat examined; Senator noted learning of event through Vice President George Bush and Senator Howard Baker. [Senators Edward KENNEDY - expresses sympathy for Jihan Sadat.] Issue of proposed United States sale of AWACS to Saudi Arabia in light of shooting examined. [Senators Orrin HATCH, Larry PRESSLER, express opposite opinions on AWACS sale.] [Senator Henry JACKSON - suspects Libyan involvement in shooting.] Network survey of Senator regarding AWACS sale mentioned.

(Studio) Jimmy Carter's relationship with Sadat stemming from Camp David negotiations with Prime Min. Menahem Begin, recalled. [CARTER - recalls Sadat.] Film of August 9 Plains, Georgia, visit by Sadat shown. Reactions of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford quoted.

Hume, Brit;
Reynolds, Frank

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