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Death Cell Attendant #198926

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 20, 1968
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(Studio) Ohio man with unusual job featured.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Columbus, Ohio) Convict Robert McKay, writer and canary breeder, is custodian of electric chair at Ohio penitentiary. Lives in prison death house. Pictures of those executed in room shown. Electric chair and canaries in same room. McKay novel "Canary Red" noted. [MCKAY - says canaries are bred for cages. Talks of job and philosophy. Notes there have been no executions for 5 years.]
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

Reporter(s):
Reasoner, Harry;
Schakne, Robert
Duration:
00:04:20

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