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Grenada #81317

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 21, 1983
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(Studio) Current status of political coup in Grenada, resulting in murders of Prime Min. Maurice Bishop and aides, described.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Bridgetown, Barbados) Caribbean basin's concern over events in Grenada examined; emergency meeting of Org. of E. Caribbean States to consider sanctions against Grenada cited as example Films shown. [Saint Lucia Prime Min. John COMPTON - is horrified; considers Grenada events an aberration.] Cuban government, closely aligned with Bishop, said calling for ntl. mourning period as well as pledging its support for new Grenada government [Voice of Radio Free Grenada ANNOUNCER - denies any foreigners on is. have been harmed.] [Voice of American medical student Earl HELGESON - confirms safety of Americans]
REPORTER: Mark Potter

(Studio) United States naval task force said placed on holding pattern in Atlantic awaiting developments in Grenada. Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Mark

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