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James Earl Ray Escape #252517

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jun 12, 1977
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(Studio) Search for escaped convicted killer of Martin Luther King, Junior, intensifies.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Brushy Mt. State Penitentiary, Tennessee) Escapee Larry Hacker found at Beech Grove Baptist Church near Brushy Mt. Prison. Hacker the 3rd caught. [State corrections commissioner C. Murray HENDERSON - describes search.] Car and change of clothing stolen 20 mile from prison. Some residents confuse search by acting like escapees. Other such incidents noted. [GROUP - responds slightly to reporters' questions.] Governor Ray Blanton puts National Guard on alert. Martin Luther King, Senior, preaches in Knoxville, Tennessee. [KING - hopes Ray is apprehended alive.] Officials' optimism with regard to Ray capture wanes.
REPORTER: Ed Rabel

(Studio) Conditions at prison at time of escape described. Failure of telephone service noted.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Reporter(s):
Dean, Morton;
Rabel, Ed
Duration:
00:03:30

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