CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 06, 1968
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(Studio) Report on court action with regard to accused assassin of Dr. Martin Luther King.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Memphis, Tennessee) Defense attys. Arthur Hanes, (Junior and Senior) went to court to demand look at state evidence and argue that murder charge should be dismissed because James Earl Ray couldn't get fair trial in US. Won access to many items of evidence but lost dismissal motion. [HANES - says American press should take note of British practices. If man arrested, story says just that, no more. Feels citizens of area intimidated by conspiracy of silence.] Hanes promises revelations with regard to state's star witness, Charles Q. Stephens. Trial starts November 12.
REPORTER: Steve Rowan
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