The World: Live and in Color, Another Would-Be Assassin

ASSASSINATION attempts used to acts of stealth, committed with as few witnesses as possible. But ubiquitous television cameras have helped to change all that. Last week, in a chilling echo of the attacks on George Wallace and Lee Harvey Oswald, a slim, thirtyish man in a dark suit tried to stab to death the beautiful, popular wife of Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos, and millions of people watched it live and in color or in replays. Television crews, assigned to cover Imelda Romualdez Marcos, 43, as she presented awards in a national beautification and cleanliness campaign, caught the entire action.

Imelda Marcos, a...

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