Search the Archive

Jasper, Texas / Byrd Murder / King Trial / Hate Groups #184842

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 23, 1999
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Jasper, Texas: Steve Osunsami) The verdict in the trial of John King for the dragging death of James Byrd in Jasper, Texas, featured; scenes shown from the courtroom. [Two victim's RELATIVES, prosecutor Guy James GRAY, Jasper resident Esther PARKS - react to the verdict.] Tomorrow's hearings on the penalty phase mentioned.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Southern Poverty Law Center study on the spread of hate groups noted.

(Atlanta: Erin Hayes) The rise of neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan and Internet hate groups examined; scenes shown from a Ku Klux Klan demonstration in Birmingham, Alabama. [Southern Poverty Law Center Morris DEES, University of Florida professor George FEAGIN, FBI special agent Dennis LORMEL - comment on the appeal of hate groups.]

Hayes, Erin;
Jennings, Peter;
Osunsami, Steve

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.