CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 17, 1976
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(Studio) 4 Fresno, California,newsmen, jailed for refusing to name source in corruption story, ask for freedom today but say they still won't tell source.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Fresno, California) Support from letter writers noted. [NEWSMAN - says there must be agency in society where people can come forward and make info. known to general public; this is role of press.] 4 will ask court to end or at least place limit on imprisonment, as they say they'll never tell source. Pickets outside ctroom. noted. Court proceedings noted; statements of psychiatrist who examined 4 and Pulitzer Prize winning "Los Angeles Times" reporter Jack Nelson cited. Judge Hollis Best questions to defendants also cited. Families of 4, who are George Gruner, William Patterson, Joe Rosato, and James Bort, await verdict; judge says he'll rule soon.
REPORTER: Murray Fromson Artist: Howard Brodie
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