CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 23, 1972
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(Studio) Govt. rests case in trial of Reverend Philip Berrigan and 6 others.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Review of Harrisburg 7 trial given. Prosecutor William Lynch's case depends on testimony of FBI informer Boyd Douglas, who details former prison-mate Berrigan's plots to kidnap President aide Henry Kissinger, destroy draft records, and blow up Washington, DC heating tunnels. Defense attorney Ramsey Clark labels Douglas a liar and provocateur. Jane Hooper, former Bucknell University student, copied letters for Douglas who urged her to take part in draft board raids. Douglas said Father Joseph Winderoth had cased tunnels. Sister Elizabeth McAlister wrote letters to Berrigan. FBI agent Delmar Mayfield had written FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover describing Douglas as accomplished confidence man. Seminarians supporting defendants to have human chain around white house during Holy Wk.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin Artist: Howard Brodie
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