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Calley Verdict / Reactions #14899

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 31, 1971
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(Studio) Public responds to Calley verdict.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) 20,000 telegrams sent to Mbrs. of Congress, 12,500 to White House; major support Calley. [White House Communications Director Herbert KLEIN - says President will consider impact of telegrams; decision concerning Calley not determined by popular feeling.]
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

(Jackson, Mississippi) [Mississippi Governor John Bell WILLIAMS - feels spkg. for vast major in expressing revulsion toward Calley verdict; requests President Nixon right this wrong.] [Veterans of Foreign Wars Spokesperson Horace CUPIT, Junior - Mississippi Veterans of Foreign Wars will join movement to prevent Calley being made scapegoat.]

(Los Angeles, California) [Unidentified Rotary Club MBRS. - express reactions to Calley verdict.] Mbrs. opposed verdict 4-1.
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

(Studio) USSR Newspaper "Pravda" says Calley being made scapegoat.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Geer, Stephen;
Shoemaker, Dick;
Smith, Howard K.;
Case, Bert

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