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Chicago 8 Trial / North Vietnam and Panthers #200748

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 21, 1969
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(Studio) Defendants hold News Conf. on North Vietnam prisoners.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) [Rennie DAVIS - says Eldridge Cleaver in touch with North Vietnam about releasing American POWs in exchange for release of Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, 2 United States political prisoners.] Black Panther founder Newton in prison for killing California policeman. Panther Chairperson Seale faces Connecticut murder charges. Cleaver says Hanoi willing to make exchange. Ldrs. of antiwar movements asked to help; they're doubtful government will go along.
REPORTER: John Laurence

(Studio) State Department not aware of such a plan.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Laurence, John

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