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Defendants / No Attorney / California #237958

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 04, 1975
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(Studio) Report on defendants who play large role in defense
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Sacramento, California) Fromme shown holding 1st jailhse. meeting with reporters on September 18, 1975. She rambled about environment and pollution. She said President Ford doesn't representative people and she acted alone (in trying to shoot him). An attorney wouldn't allow her to speak like that, but it's her right as her own attorney
REPORTER: Betty Ann Bowser

(Los Angeles, California) 34 jail inmates use law library to prepare their defense Mbrs. of legal profession concerned over trend. [US attorney Dwayne KEYES - says client obviously can't travel to prepare case.] [L.A. city jail commander Captain James WHITE - says prisoners defending selves will smuggle out illegal mail and will read anything and say they're working on case.] [INMATE - says my future depends on winning. Attorney gets paid whether win or lose.] [2nd INMATE - thinks he knows what he's doing.] [Attorney F. Lee BAILEY - says it's sort of like doing own brain surgery.]
REPORTER: Betty Ann Bowser

Bowser, Betty Ann;
Cronkite, Walter

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