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Confidential Sources / New Jersey Newspaper Case / New Orleans Policemen #258916

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 25, 1978
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(Studio) Supreme Court involvement in case of "New York Times" reporter jailed for contempt of court reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Bergen Cnty., New Jersey) ["Times" reporter Myron FARBER - is refusing to give up subpoenaed info.] Judge's sentencing of Farber and fines against "New York Times" for reporter's refusal to give court notes he collected in investigative rpting. stated. Farber's investigation of hospital deaths involving drug Curare and subsequent reopening of case in which Dr. Mario Jascalevich has now been accused of murder detailed. Jascalevich's attys. demand for Farber's notes in order to defend client noted. Constitution mentioned. ["New York Times" mng. editor Seymour TOPPING - states effect of court ruling on reporters' sources. Mentioned Pentagon Papers and Watergate rpting.] Further court action, include appeal to Supreme Court, reported [FARBER - won't be affected by imprisonment.]
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin Artist: John Hart

(Studio) Report on New Orleans case involving refusal of 2 policemen to reveal confidential source.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Reporter(s):
McLaughlin, Bill;
Mudd, Roger
Duration:
00:02:50

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