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Pentagon Papers / Supreme Court Ruling #16102

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 30, 1971
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(Studio) Supreme Court rules in favor of "New York Times" and "Washington Post" publisher of Pentagon papers.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Supreme Court major opinion states government failed to prove need for restraint against newspapers; dissenting judges maintain decision reached too hastily.
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman Artist: Freda Relter

(Studio) Dan Ellsberg calls Supreme Court decision great.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(NYC) ["New York Times" publisher Arthur Ochs SULZBERGER - expresses joy over Supreme Court decision; says Pentagon papers series to be resumed tomorrow.] ["New York Times" managing editor A. M. ROSENTHAL - says articles will be published as prepared before injunction.]
REPORTER: Bill Brannigan

(DC) ["Washington Post" publisher Katharine GRAHAM - pleased with decision in terms of good government and public's right to know.] ["Washington Post" executive editor Benjamin C BRADLEE - says now free to publish what have believed all along does no damage to United States Govt.]
REPORTER: Virginia. Sherwood

(Studio) Federal judge lifts restraining order from "Boston Globe"; Bantam Books publishing company to release paperback version of Pentagon papers in few days.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Brannigan, Bill;
Reasoner, Harry;
Sherwood, Virginia.;
Smith, Howard K.;
Zimmerman, Bill

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