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Supreme Court: Hearst / Kissinger Papers / Television Violence #257508

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 24, 1978
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(Studio) Supreme Court refusal to hear Patricia Hearts's appeal on bank robbery conviction noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Francisco, California) [Family spokesperson Charles WETTSTEIN - describes Hearst family mood after court decision.] Background of bank robbery case, involving Symbionese Liberation Army, and Hearst's participation in it given; court battles outlined. Films and sketches shown. [Hearst attorney Albert JOHNSON - cites plans to petition judge in San Francisco to reduce Hearst's sentence.] [Prosecutor James BROWNING - thinks sentence is appropriate as imposed.] Hearst's single interview, with reporter Harold Dow in December, 1976, shown. [HEARST - says it seems that all SLA told her would happen has happened.]
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

(Studio) Supreme Court's order that records of Henry Kissinger's telephone calls as Secretary of State be kept secret until lawsuit with regard to their release is resolved reported Also noted is court's ruling that clears way for young California girl to sue NBC in test case on television violence; case involves rape scene in TV movie which girl claims prompted similar attack on her.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Goldberg, Bernard

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