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(Studio) Newsmen believe free press depends on journalists' capacity to protect sources. New Jersey's Newark "Evening News" reporter Peter Bridge wrote story on May 2 about bribery offer to housing commissioner County grand jury demands reporter reveal source. Bridge refuses. Supreme Court rules newsmen cannot withhold such information
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Newark, New Jersey) Superior Court Judge says Bridge only has to answer 5 questions to be free. Reporter refuses and is jailed.
REPORTER: Richard Roth
(Newark, New Jersey) [BRIDGE - says ruling makes reporters reticent to seek info. Says press will be reduced to noncontroversial releases. Says he couldn't have done it any other way.]
REPORTER: Bob Young (WCBS-TV)
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Roth, Richard
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