CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 24, 1969
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(Studio) 8 radical leaders go on trial for conspiracy to start riots at 1968 Democratic National Convention Jury selection begins. Protests outside Fed, Bldg,
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Chicago, Illinois) Judge Julius Hoffman orders 4 Defense, Attys.' arrests to force their presence in court, 3 try to withdraw from case and 4th working in New York. Prosecutor Thomas Foran calls their absence unpro and irresponsible. Chief Defense Cnsl. William Kunstler calls Foran's remark an unethical attack, 1 of defendants, Bobby Seale, listened as Kunstler and Hoffman argued over abuse to each side. All defendants except Seale refused to stand as Judge entered court room. They finally got up,
REPORTER: John Laurence Artist: Howard Brodie
(Chicago, Illinois) 1000s picket outside Federal Bldg, Giant gold pig symbolizes protesters view of American ruling class, Fighting shown. At Grant Park rally, defendants speak to crowd. [Abbie HOFFMAN - says came to Chicago to fight with legal means and outside ctroom.] [Mayor Richard DALEY - says hopes police will act as they have all this year]
REPORTER: Ike Pappas
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