ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 08, 1981
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(Studio) Assassination of President Anwar Sadat reported affecting proposed AWACS sale to Saudi Arabia.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Law allowing President Reagan to proceed with sale regardless of cong. opposition examined. [October 1, Secretary of State Alexander HAIG - thinks President will do what he wants.] Assassination's impact on situation examined; Senator Robert Packwood said allegedly informing Reagan, via Senator Howard Baker and ntl. security adviser Richard Allen, of his response should President invoke emergency waiver. Details given.
REPORTER: Brit Hume
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