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Hydrogen Bomb Article / Press Freedom #262478

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Mar 10, 1979
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(Studio) Justice Department reported to have instituted lawsuit to prevent Wisconsin based "Progressive" magazine from publishing article on how to make a hydrogen bomb.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(No location given) [Princeton nuclear physicist Dr. Theodore TAYLOR - calls article a threat to world security.] Washington, DC meeting of journalists intd. in freedom of press said to have shown little support for the magazine [Newspaper lawyer E. Barrett PRETTYMAN, Junior - calls this a very tough case.] ["Washington Star" reporter Lyle DENNISTON - feels that Constitution will not permit censorship of article but can be understood why many reporters feel article should be stopped.) Belief that if this case reaches Supreme Court justices will uphold the government creating a damaging precedent for censoring the press in name of national security.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Graham, Fred;
Schieffer, Bob

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