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A Closer Look (Public Execution) #196698

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 25, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The issue of transmitting the execution of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, bomber Timothy McVeigh on the Entertainment Network's Internet Website noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The last public execution in the United States in 1936 in Owensboro, Kentucky, featured; details given of the Depression-era public hanging of a young black man, Rainey Bethea, for raping and killing 70-year-old Lisha Edwards; many photos shown. [Owensboro newspaper editor Keith LAWRENCE, Owensboro residents Hugh McFARLAND, Morton HOLBROOK - comment on the era and the August 14 hanging.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The applications from 1400 journalists to cover the McVeigh execution in Terre Haute, IN, noted.

Jennings, Peter

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