CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 01, 1969
View other clips in this broadcast →
Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.
(Studio) Judge Julius Hoffman removes 1 of jurors due to mail threat.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Chicago, Illinois) Kristi King, 23, looked at letter signed by Black Panthers that was sent to her family. Judge asks her if she could stay impartial and she said `no.' He dismisses her from case. Defendant David Dellinger accuses government of sandbagging jury member they fear. Prosecution Attorney Richard Schultz says all in court room thought she had seen letter, and no one was to blame for showing it to her. Abbie Hoffman flashes her "victory sign." 2 other jurors said they could remain impartial. King was replaced by 22-yr. old woman. Mayor Richard Daley's administration ofr. David Stahl cites mtgs. with Rennie Davis, Dellinger, and Abbie Hoffman before Democratic Convention about possible violence.
REPORTER: John Laurence Artist: Howard Brodie
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.