Vintage News Reel Shows Local Coverage of John Lennon's Death in December 1980

On December 8th, 1980, activist and musician John Lennon of The Beatles was assassinated by Mark David Chapman in front of The Dakota on the Upper West Side. It was one of the saddest moments in music history, and it dominated the news cycle for the days following. ABC 7 News recently digitized and released their coverage of the event in these three parts.

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