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Sadat / Funeral #68825

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 09, 1981
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(Studio) Historical implications of burial rites for Egyptian leaders noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Arrival of international delegations for assassinated Anwar Sadat's funeral noted not include many from Mideast; films shown. Arrival of Prime Min. Menahem Begin noted; his meeting with Vice President Hosni Mubarak shown.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Cairo, Egypt) United States delegation, headed by Secretary of State Alexander Haig, noted incl. former President, Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger and Henry Kissinger. Atmosphere aboard flight to Cairo described; former President Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford shown in White House photos. Carter's remarks outlined. Delegation's meeting with Mubarak discussed; group's later meeting with Sadat's widow Jihan and their children noted, shown. [CARTER - praises Mubarak; cites Mrs. Sadat's commitment to peace process.] Henry Kissinger's assessment of situation quoted.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Apparent calm in Asyut, Egypt, after recent period of rioting discussed; film shown.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Cairo, Egypt) Sec. here in preparation for funeral examined; films shown. Prediction of exiled Egyptian general noted.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank;
Walker, Hal

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