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Attica State Prison #219232

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 15, 1971
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(Studio) New York Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller holds news conference concerning Attica State Prison riot.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New York) [ROCKEFELLER - says refused to enter negotiations because next time inmates would demand to negotiate with United States President; outcome of action taken better than thought to be; tells of being in touch by phone, hearing reports of rescued hostages.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Lawyer William M. Kunstler calls Rockefeller murderer; says he should resign; calls official version of events untruth.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Attica, New York) [New York correction commissioner Russell G. OSWALD - says report stating hostage victims had throats cut unauthorized; hostages may have been killed by gunshot wounds because dressed in prison uniforms, mistaken for inmates; hostages may have been used as shields.] [Unidentified prison GUARDS - express disbelief that victims were killed by police.] [New York correction department spokesperson Gerald HOULIHAN - says Oswald will meet with reporters Monday; suggests reporter ask state police for more info.] Rockefeller orders officials to say nothing.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

(Studio) Funeral plans for hostage victim upset by report he didn't die of bullet wounds.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Attica, New York) Mortician signs sworn affidavit stating he found no evidence of bullet wounds on body of Richard Lewis; affidavit conflicts with medical examiner's report; funeral services held, but body returned to funeral home until investigation completed. Guard victim William E. Quinn funeral also held.
REPORTER: Gary Shepard

(Studio) Death toll now 42 as wounded inmate dies in hospital; all missing prisoners now accounted for.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Attica, New York) [Son of slain hostage Jim HARDIE - says troopers must have known all hostages couldn't be rescued alive; thinks remarkable so many survived, so few inmates killed; doesn't think all guards killed by police.] [Widow of slain guard Mrs. Juanite WERNER - thinks reports that police killed hostages given so people won't hold grudge against inmates.] [Brother of slain guard Donald WERNER - doesn't believe all hostages killed by police; no longer considers inmates animals after hearing Black Muslims did help hostages.]
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Cronkite, Walter;
Pappas, Ike;
Schakne, Robert;
Shepard, Gary

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