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Hearst Case / Harrises #244223

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 10, 1976
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(Studio) Witness says Patricia Hearst described self as willing bank robbery participant. William and Emily Harris deny Hearst was forced to do anything after becoming SLA member or that she was sexually abused.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Francisco, California) Prosecutor James Browning tries to convince Judge Oliver Carter that Hearst robbed bank of own free will. All jury knows is that Hearst was in bank with weapon. Jury not present when Tom Matthews, who was high school senior in May of 1974, told of how Harrises and Hearst commandeered his van after Hearst shot up Los Angeles sporting goods store. May `74 film shows Matthews. Matthews says Hearst talked of bank robbery and SLA conversion during ride around city.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld Artist: Howard Brodie

(Los Angeles, California) Harrises deny statements made by Hearst. [Voice of Emily HARRIS - says ludicrous to say women of SLA would have allowed men to rape Hearst.] [Voice of William HARRIS - says absurd to says Willie Wolfe assaulted Hearst.] Harrises say Hearst free to do as she wished after joining SLA.
REPORTER: Betty Ann Bowser

Bowser, Betty Ann;
Cronkite, Walter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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