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Sadat Assassination #68792

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 07, 1981
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(Studio) President Reagan reported not planning to attend funeral of Anwar Sadat, assassinated yesterday; details given. Secretary of State Alexander Haig reported heading delegation which incls. Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Aftermath of assassination here examined; films shown.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Cairo, Egypt) Assassination recalled, shown. [Colonel Peter ROSSER - describes scene.] Newspaper photos of shooting shown; Moslem fanatics said blamed. Cuban ambassador Domingo Rodriguez noted among those wounded; vice president Hosni Mubarak noted taking oath of office Interim pres. Sufi Abu Taleb mentioned. Defense minister Abu Ghazala's reaction to shooting noted; eulogy delivered by Sadat opponent (named in report) mentioned. Atmosphere here discussed. Sadat's son Gamal noted returning from Florida to be with grieving family. Saturday's funeral plans mentioned.
REPORTER: Doreen Kays

(Studio) Reactions in Libya, Iran, Israel and Lebanon detailed.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Mass arrests of alleged dissidents in Egypt discussed; details of crackdown's concentration on organization known as Takfir Wal-Higra given.
REPORTER: John Scali

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Jennings, Peter;
Kays, Doreen;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max;
Scali, John

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