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Georgia / Kidd Trial / Carter Testimony #257428

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 19, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's role as witness in criminal trial reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Macon, Georgia) Georgia state senate Culver Kidd's trial on chgs. of obstruction of justice, stemming from alleged attempts to make deal with President Carter when Carter was Georgia governor, detailed. President's videotaped testimony, taken in Washington, DC at Executive Office Building, is noted as only 2nd such testimony by sitting President; Gerald Ford's videotaped testimony in Lynette Fromme's trial for attempted assassination of Ford recalled. Carter's testimony outlined, include questions from defense attorney Denmark Groover and ruling by Judge Wilbur Owens. [KIDD - denies event happened, but says if it did, it was Carter's responsibility to take legal action against him for attempted bribe.] Govt. case reliance on Carter testimony described.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall Artist: Peggy Gage

Hall, Bruce;
Mudd, Roger

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