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Sadat Assassination / Aftermath #68807

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 08, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Alleged confrontations between Egyptian security forces and Islamic fundamentalists following assassination of President Anwar Sadat examined; situation in Asyut reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Cairo, Egypt) Questions surrounding identification of Sadat's assassins examined; films and photos of shooting shown. Details of earlier assassination plot outlined. Sadat's last warning to assassins quoted; apparent link between earlier assassination plot and Tuesday's successful attack considered.
REPORTER: Doreen Kays

(Studio) Official Egyptian version of events discussed. [Deputy foreign minister Osema El BAZ - denies assassination was coup or attempted coup; elaborates.] El Baz's denial that Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar el-Kadhafi was involved noted.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Studio) Vice President Hosni Mubarak said emphasizing his commitment to peace process with Israel as well as support for AWACS sale to Saudi Arabia; details given, films shown.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Cairo, Egypt) Preparations for Sadat's funeral Saturday examined; films shown. Acting President Sufi Abu Taleb shown. Death of wounded Coptic Bishop Samuel reported Sec. precautions taken throughout city mentioned.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

(Studio) Americans and Belgian ambassador also wounded in attack noted arriving in West Germany today for further medical treatment; films shown, details given. PLO chairperson Yasir Arafat's remarks about assassination to Chinese quoted; photos shown. Pols. involved in placing source of blame on Moslem fundamentalists discussed; contrast between public's response to Sadat and that given Gamal Nasser noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.

Jennings, Peter;
Kays, Doreen;
Reynolds, Frank;
Walker, Hal;
Walters, Barbara

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