ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 28, 1981
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(Studio) Incring. civil unrest in England discussed; film montage with overvoice of Vera Lynn singing shown. [M.P. Enoch POWELL - thinks violence was foreseeable.] [Attorney Rudy NARAYAN - considers more race riots inevitable.] [POWELL - outlines a solution, calling for "repatriation or re-immigration."] Lack of racial overtones in actual riots noted. [PEOPLE - claim violence is against authority, not blacks.] Econ. and soc. problems contributing to England's civil unrest noted. [MAN - comments.] Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's announcement of jobs program yesterday recalled. [THATCHER - claims nothing justifies violence.] Role of television coverage of riots considered. [MAN - doesn't think violence would have gotten out of hand had it not been for the media.] [Constable Ken OXFORD - questions why parents are allowing children out at night.] Tomorrow's wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer noted. [Taxi driver Eddie KAY - calls attention on wedding ridiculous.] Live wedding coverage announced.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
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