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New Lie Detector / Psychological Stress Evaluator #241623

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 26, 1975
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(Studio) Report on lie detector, P. S. E.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Lie detector measures stress in voice. Parts of Goodson-Todman show "To Tell The Truth" shown. Voice of Lee Harvey Oswald examined. Oswald shown. [P. S. E. analysist Michael KRADZ - interprets stress of Oswald.] P. S. E. used to test voices of public figures like Senator Edward Kennedy and Patricia Hearst. Rptd. Shah of Iran tests loyalty of guards with it.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Raleigh, North Carolina) Police use P. S. E. as investigative tool.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Baltimore, Maryland) Barbeque chef Riley Brooks released from life sentence due to P. S. E. test. [BROOKS - says got my freedom.] P. S. E. accepted in California and Maryland court cases. Michigan outlawed it unless used with polygraph. 4 fed. agencies, incling. CIA, find it reliable. Mfr. offers mandatory training course. [KRADZ - teaches about P. S. E.] American Polygraph Association says 3 days inadequate. ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) has called for polygraph ban as 5th amendment violation. Says P. S. E. more dangerous. [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson Hope EASTMAN - says users won't know judgements being made.] [P. S. E. inventor Allan BELL - says you have right to see if I'm telling truth.]
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

Mudd, Roger;
Stahl, Lesley

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