TAPE ID: Y11LONG
SEQ: LONGMAN CROWN CRITICISMS
BRITAIN IS ENGULFED IN A WORLDWIDE OUTPOURING OF LOVE AND ADMIRATION FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH
BUT THE CHALLENGES NEW KING CHARLES FACES HAVE BEEN BUBBLING UNDER THE SURFACE FOR YEARS
AT THEIR CENTRE: BRITAIN’S COLONIAL PAST, AND THE LEGACY OF EMPIRE AND SLAVERY.
THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE 56 COUNTRIES OF THE COMMONWEALTH WERE FORMER TERRITORIES OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE. MEMBERSHIP ACTUALLY GREW DURING THE QUEEN’S REIGN, AS THE MODERN ORGANIZATION SEEKS TO HELP PROMOTE EQUALITY, REDUCE POVERTY AND FUND EDUCATION
THEY INCLUDE THE 14 other COUNTRIES WHERE THE MONARCH IS ALSO HEAD OF STATE.
BUT WHAT ROLE CAN A FOREIGN KING HAVE IN THE 21St CENTURY?
Victoria Murphy / ABC News Royal Contributor
So I think we could be looking, certainly throughout the reign of King Charles, at a significant change in the number of countries in which he is head of state.
IT’S A QUESTION BARBADOS ANSWERED LAST YEAR, BY CHOOSING TO REMOVE THE QUEEN AS HEAD OF STATE, AND BECOME AN INDEPENDENT REPUBLIC.
CHARLES WAS THERE TO MARK THAT OCCASION.
Victoria Murphy / ABC News Royal Contributor
He arrived as the top man and he left as just simply a visiting dignitary.
JAMAICA – HOST TO A RATHER AWKWARD ROYAL TOUR BY WILL AND KATE LAST YEAR – MAY WELL FOLLOW SUIT. ITS PRIME MINISTER TELLING THE PRINCE …
Andrew Holness / Prime Minister, Jamaica
“We are moving on // as an independent, developed, prosperous country.”
AND WHILE COMMONWEALTH NATIONS LIKE CANADA HAVE PROCLAIMED CHARLES THEIR NEW KING. …
Nats from ceremony in Canada
… SOME other nations throughout THE REALM AREN’T SO KEEN ON CONTINUED RULE.
“This is the time to actually shed the cloak of colonialism and try to see how to forge and form our own Belizean identity.”
“That wealth is something never shared in. So for us in Jamaica the monarchy is a harsh reminder of our unfortunate past.”
Memphis Mom Missing
TAPE ID: Y03ABUB
SEQ; ABUBEY MEMPHIS MOM MISSING JC V1
THIS MORNING – AN URGENT SEARCH UNDERWAY RIGHT NOW IN MEMPHIS… A MOM OF TWO
– APPARENTLY KIDNAPPED DURING HER MORNING RUN… HER FAMILY NOW OFFERING A 50-THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD(watn) AS THE MANHUNT GEARS UP.
Broadcastify: “Possible abduction earlier today for Ms. Liza Fletcher.”
34-YEAR-OLD KINDERGARTEN” TEACHER ELIZA (ah-lie-zuh) FLETCHER SEEN IN THIS SURVEILLANCE PHOTO ON A JOG FRIDAY AROUND 4-30 A-M NEAR THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS. POLICE SAYING THIS DARK SUV – A G-M-C TERRAIN – APPROACHED HER AND FORCED HER INSIDE.
Brad Garrett // ABC News Contributor
“the real key to this case right now, based on what we know would be the vehicle // if there’s something unique about the vehicle, a scratch, a dent, an odd paint color, anything that you can tell the public that would potentially bring somebody forward.”
HER FAMILY, REPORTING HER MISSING JUST HOURS LATER WHEN SHE DIDN’T RETURN HOME(watn).
POLICE SAYING THEY FOUND HER CELL PHONE AND A WATER BOTTLE IN FRONT OF A HOME NEARBY(watn).
Hart Robinson / Friend of Fletcher Family
“We’re going to find her. We don’t know. We don’t know what’s going on. But everybody’s definitely looking for her.”
ABC AFFILIATE W-A-T-N CONFIRMING THE WOMAN – is THE NIECE OF THE CITY’S CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER… AND THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF A PROMINENT BUSINESSMAN AND PHILANTHROPIST.
POLICE AT THE WOMAN’S HOME… SEEN COLLECTING A LAPTOP AND GARDEN SHEARS… AN OFFICER PHOTOGRAPHING A WHITE WAGONEER OUTSIDE…. WHICH WAS LATER TOWED AWAY.
Charles Hartman / Lives Nearby
“It’s quiet, peaceful. We’re out here by the university. This is very rare.”
IOWA VOTERS MIDTERMS
TAPE ID: Y20HARP
SEQ: HARPER PENCE IOWA jc
LESS THAN 100 DAYS TO THOSE CRITICAL MIDTERM ELECTIONS, VOTERS HERE AT THE IOWA STATE FAIR, FOCUSING ON ISSUES LIKE THE ECONOMY.
MOS: “Social security don’t go up and my retirement my 401 K’s keeps going down. So I might have to go back to work before before I pass away.”
ON THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE, VOTERS TELLING US THEY WEREN’T SURE ABOUT ANOTHER RUN FOR PRESIDENT BIDEN.
Caleb Peterson: “I wish he wouldn’t. I think there’s probably some other candidates that we get some fresh blood in there.”
Tamica: “I don’t think he could win. I don’t I don’t think a lot of people are happy with him.”
THIS WHILE THE GOP, INCLUDING POSSIBLE PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS, HOPE TO MAKE AT THIS YEAR’S IOWA STATE FAIR, — A MANDATORY STOP ON THE ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE … KNOWN AS MUCH FOR APPEARANCES BY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES, AS IT IS FOR DELICACIES LIKE PORK ON A STICK.
THIS YEAR, FORMER VICE PRESIDENT PENCE TESTING THE WATERS HIMSELF. GREETING FAIRGOERS IN THE POURING RAIN.
Pence: “After the first of the year, my family and I’ll do as we’ve always done, and that is reflect and pray on where we might next serve where we might next contribute.”
IN IOWA… MANY CONSERVATIVE FAIRGOERS HAVE ALREADY MADE THEIR MINDS UP ABOUT A POSSIBLE PENCE BID.
MOS: “He turned against Trump and I’m a big Trump fan.”
Deb Taylor: “If it were between Pence and Trump, I would vote for Trump.”
THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT NOW SIGNALING THAT HE MIGHT COOPERATE WITH THE JANUARY 6th COMMITTEE.
Pence: if any formal invitation was rendered to us, we’d give it due consideration
AND NOW IN THE WAKE OF THE FBI RAID OF FORMER PRESIDENT TRUMP’S MAR-A-LAGO RESIDENCE, PENCE TELLING THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PENCE HE DIDN’T LEAVE OFFICE WITH CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS.
HIS IOWA APPEARANCE COMING AS CONGRESSWOMAN LIZ CHENEY IN AN INTERVIEW WITH ABC’s JON KARL URGED HIM TO TESTIFY.
Cheney: “Everyone who has information has an obligation to step forward. So I would hope that he will do that.” —