WLS Channel 7 - ABC News Special Report - "Death of Bobby Sands" (1981)

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Here's an ABC News Special Report on the death of Irish Republican Army (IRA) member Bobby Sands at age 27 after a 66-day hunger strike, reported by Ted Koppel in Washington. He mentioned that Mr. Sands, who was serving a 14-year prison sentence for weapons possession and demanding special status as a political prisoner, died at Belfast's Maze Prison at 1:17am Tuesday (the 5th) Belfast time, which would have been 8:17pm Eastern time (and, therefore, 7:17pm Chicago time). Mr. Koppel ends the report by promising more details on this evening's edition of Nightline.

Opening and closing voiceover by ??

This bulletin interrupted the ABC special Sixty Years of Seduction, hosted by James Garner (sporting a full beard) and Angie Dickinson.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Monday, May 4th 1981 at about 8:10pm.


Date Uploaded: 09/20/2014

Tags: 1980s   WLS Channel 7   News Bulletin Interruptions     




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