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Birmingham Bombing / Chambliss Trial #249500

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 17, 1977
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(Studio) Beginning of jury deliberation in murder trial of former Ku Klux Klan mbr. Robert Chambliss, in connection with 1963 bombing of black Birmingham church cited.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Birmingham, Alabama) Defense witnesses and testimony described and summations of defense attorney Art Hanes, Junior, and Alabama attorney general William Baxley quoted Use in trial of consolidated reports on case by FBI and state and local officials and recent admission by Chambliss to Birmingham police that he bought dynamite prior to bombing noted.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall Artist: Peggy Gage

Cronkite, Walter;
Hall, Bruce

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