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Freedom of Press / Farr #221255

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 22, 1972
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(Studio) William Farr, Los Angeles "Times" reporter, observes 38th birthday behind bars. Farr jailed for refusal to name news source. Judge Charles Older sentenced Farr for contempt.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) [FARR - says feels that some of judge's remarks unfair and uncalled for and good example of intellectual cowardice. Feels free flow of information in danger if reporters have to worry about turning over sources.]
REPORTER: (WNXT-TV newsfilm)

(Studio) New York State Trial Lawyers Association offers Farr free legal service. Also offers free service to reporters in all cases similar to that of Farr.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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