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Wilmington 10 #254762

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 24, 1978
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(Studio) Reduction of Wilmington 10 sentences by North Carolina governor reported International aspects of case, as human rights issue, noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Raleigh, North Carolina) Racial conflict in Wilmington, North Carolina, leading to imprisonment of Wilmington 10, recalled. Film from past years shown. [North Carolina Governor Jim HUNT - announces decision to reduce sentences but not pardon prisoners.] Film of Ben Chavis family, watching Hunt speech, shown. [Mother Elizabeth CHAVIS - reacts negatively to Hunt action.] Film of prison press conference by Chavis and others shown. [Reverend Ben CHAVIS - calls action unfair.] [HUNT - believes prosecution witnesses told the truth in 1st testimony.] [CHAVIS - charges they are political prisoners.] Amnesty International's. placement of Wilmington 10 on list of political prisoners noted. Media representatives from socialist cntrys. presence at press conference noted. Film of groups protesting imprisonment of Wilmington 10 shown. Appeal to President Carter and Carter's admission that case has international aspects reported Appeals to fed. cts. noted.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

Cronkite, Walter;
Hall, Bruce

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