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Hearst Commutation #260247

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 29, 1979
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(Studio) President Carter's commutation of bank robbery sentence of Patricia Hearst reported Said to leave prison February 1.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Justice Department statement with regard to case quoted. Section of statement re: degrading experience suffered by Hearst as kidnap victim cited on screen. Question raised whether such concession, if made at trial, would have affected jury. Hearst said 5th Carter commutation.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(Studio) Catherine Hearst quoted with regard to daughter's release.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Francisco, California) Scenes of Hearst imprisonment shown. Friends' reaction that commutation long overdue reported [Committee for Release of Patricia Hearst Reverend Edward DUMKE - says Hearst's civil rights violated; refers to Andrew Young, Griffin Bell statements.] More scenes of prison shown. [Mother Catherine HEARST - speaks of Hearst imprisonment.] Kidnap recalled.
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg (KHON-TV film)

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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