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Kiritsis / Hall / Griffin Bell Interview #250375

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 13, 1977
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(Studio) Attorney General Griffin Bell answers questions with regard to principles involved in Anthony Kiritsis capture of Richard Hall in Indianapolis, IN, subsequent release of Hall and arrest of Kiritsis who had been given hoax immunity by IN authorities. Thursday night film of Kiritsis with Hall at gunpoint shown. Bell questioned with regard to federal position of bargaining at gunpoint.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Seattle, WA) Bell asked by federal officials to grant immunity to Kiritsis, but Bell refused, feeling he'd be bound by the promise. [BELL - explains his reasoning.] Segments of "Face the Nation" interview shown. Possibility of airplane hijackings, in this context, noted. Bell hopes to release soon Justice Department report on Martin Luther King, Junior, assassination.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Dean, Morton;
Graham, Fred

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