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Philippines / Assassination #86059

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 22, 1983
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(Studio) Assassination in Manila yesterday of Ferdinand Marcos' political opponent Benigno Aquino recalled, described.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Manila, Philippines) Controversy over assassination in light of Marcos' past reactions to political opponents discussed; yesterday's murder recalled, shown. Reporter Ken Kashiwahara, Aquino's brother-in-law, escorting him at time of shooting recalled Aquino's prediction of assassination attempt. Aquino's concern over Marcos' increasing bent towards military dictatorship noted.
REPORTER: Jim Laurie

(Los Angeles, California) President Reagan said suggesting his scheduled September trip to Philippines may be in doubt due to shooting. [REAGAN - comments (audio not very clear).] Deputy press secretary Larry Speakes' statement on US hopes that Philippine government will conclude investigation soon outlined on screen; strategic importance of region to United States noted. [Philippine opposition leader Steve PSINAKIS - can't understand United States government submitting to blackmail of repressive regimes such as Marcos'.]
REPORTER: Mike Von Fremd

(Studio) "Nightline" announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Laurie, Jim;
Robinson, Max;
von Fremd, Mike

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