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Mitchell / My Lai Trial / Rivers #206489

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 19, 1970
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(Studio) sergeant David Mitchell's trial begins despite technical difficulties.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Fort Hood, Texas) Prosecution witness Charles Sledge says saw Mitchell shoot civilians; Defense Attorney Ossie Brown shows evidence conflicts; Dennis Conti says saw Mitchell shoot civilians, Mitchell tried to kill him.
REPORTER: Phil Jones; ARTIST: Howard Brodie

(Studio) 4 witnesses barred till House releases testimony.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Greenwood, SC) [House Armed Services Committee Chairperson L. Mendel RIVERS - says won't release testimony, would break faith with witnesses; denounces My Lai publicity; hopes My Lai trials over soon; World War II pilots could be tried for bombing towns.]
REPORTER: David Dick

Cronkite, Walter;
Dick, David;
Jones, Phil

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