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Hearst Trial #244453

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 20, 1976
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(Studio) Patricia Hearst says SLA took her to bank robbery so she'd get her photograph taken; says she wouldn't have fired her gun. Says her companion, Wendy Yoshimura, urged her to return to her parents, but Hearst afraid William and Emily Harris would kill her and Yoshimura if she did.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Francisco, California) Some trial spectators baked cake for Patty's 22nd birthday. Defense attys. said thanks but didn't take cake. Hearst says given share in bank robbery to hold her. Says she was hostage for SLA. Prosecutor James Browning asks Hearst if she is good actress and if she is acting in court Defense attorney F. Lee Bailey objects. Hearst reveals threats against parents and bombing at San Simeon to jury. Judge to rule Monday on other questions Hearst may be asked.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld Artist: Howard Brodie

Cronkite, Walter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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