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William Fare / Freedom of Press #18621

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 28, 1972
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(Studio) William Farr, Los Angeles reporter jailed again for contempt of court following refusal to disclose which lawyer in Hanson murder trial gave him a story.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Los Angeles, California) Farr worked for Herald Examiner at time of Manson trial. Paper tends toward sensationalism. Farr got transcripts of statements revealing Manson family plot to murder celebrities other than Sharon Tate, and published story. Judge Charles Older furious, though jurors did not see story. Farr got transcripts from attys. on case, and refuses to reveal which ones he got them from. All attys. vow under oath they didn't give Farr story. [FARR - feels obligated not to reveal names. Would ruin attys.' lives.] Question is one of personal integrity.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson Artist: Bill Lignante

Donaldson, Sam;
Smith, Howard K.

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