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Sobell Release / Press Conference #200104

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 15, 1969
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(Studio) Morton Sobell holds New York press conference after 18 years in prison for conspiring to give United States atomic secrets to Russia. Sobell tried with Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, later executed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) [SOBELL - says people don't know what purpose trial served United States government at particular period needed trial to put people to death to show world US meant business. Served 18 years so United States Could put off political trial to serve purposes of that period; if he had been released earlier, might raise doubts about death of Rosenbergs.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

Cronkite, Walter

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