CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 04, 1976
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(Studio) Trial of Patricia Hearst begins.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(San Francisco, California) Jury arrives for duration of trial. 7 women and 5 men picked for jury; incls. 11 whites and 1 Asian American Av. age is 39; occupations noted. [Catherine HEARST - knows jury will understand everything that happened to Pattorney] Prosecutor James Browning Junior makes opening statement; says jury to see Hibernia Bank's film of April 15, 1974, holdup. Patty Hearst's voice on tape, taking credit for holdup after robbery, to be played for jury. Tape played. Defense attorney F. Lee Bailey says Hearst forced to make tape. [BAILEY - says may be in trouble if defense fails to educate jury with regard to brainwashing.]
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld Artist: Howard Brodie
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