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Memphis, Tennessee / Kidnapping #215747

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 26, 1971
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REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Memphis, Tennessee) Disguised, armed man kidnaps son of Art Academy Prof. Richard Batey; says son released when nude photos, displayed at Art Gallery, removed. [BATEY - says kidnapper demanded photos removed; academy agrees not use nude models; kidnapper felt photos, use of models immoral, his responsibility to purge Memphis' corrupting influence.] [Kidnap Victim Eddie BATEY - says driven around with head covered; kidnapper said photos caused him sleepless nights.] Eddie Batey released after Richard Batey announced, on local television and radio, photos removed from gallery.
REPORTER: Del Vaughn (WREC-TV film)

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