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Northern Ireland / Sands #784659

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 28, 1981
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(Studio: Max Robinson) Report introduced.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The hunger strike by IRA member Bobby Sands noted.

(Belfast, Northern Ireland: Mike Lee) The arrival in Northern Ireland of Pope John Paul II’s emissary, Msg. John Magee in an effort to meet with Sands featured; sketches shown of Sands; scenes shown from the site of a deadly ambush & the burial of a youth killed during the Londonderry riot; details given of the status of other IRA hunger strikers, including Francis Hughes†. [Protestant leader Rev. Ian PAISLEY†- calls for troop reinforcements.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The refusal of Britain’s secretary of state for Northern Ireland, Humphrey Atkins, to give in to Sands noted & quoted.

Robinson, Max;
Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike

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