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India / Gandhi Assassination #87540

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 31, 1984
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(Studio) Assassination of Indian Prime Min. Indira Gandhi by Sikh bodyguards reported
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(New Delhi, India) Apparent circumstances of Gandhi's murder examined; films shown. Maneka Gandhi, widow of Gandhi's late son Sanjay, and surviving son Rajiv Gandhi noted at hospital; President Zail Singh said swearing Rajiv Gandhi in as new prime minister. Details of her shooting outlined, illustrated on screen. [Rajiv GANDHI - appeals for calm.] Indira Gandhi's speech yesterday regarding her possible death quoted. Fear of retaliation against Sikh community noted.
REPORTER: Mark Litke

(Studio) [Peter USTINOV - discuss his appointed with Gandhi, his recollection of assassination.] Mahatma Gandhi recalled also assassinated; Indira Gandhi's career summarized.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(New York City) Gandhi, daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, recalled idolizing Joan of Arc; her career reviewed. Films, photos shown. [1982, GANDHI - cites need for intl. community.] [1979, GANDHI - denies alignment with any other nation]
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

Jennings, Peter;
Litke, Mark;
Threlkeld, Richard

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