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Supreme Court / Reporters and Libel / Bus. Records #263222

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 18, 1979
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Court decision reported arising from 1973 "60 Minutes" broadcast, "The Selling of Colonel Herbert," and Herbert's alleged protest of atrocities during Vietnam war; Herbert's later libel suit against CBS, Mike Wallace reported Films shown. Lower court limitations placed on Herbert's suit and Supreme Court's reversal of that decision, allowing Herbert access to reporters' decision-making processes, cited. Justice Byron White's majority opinion and dissenters Justice Potter Stewart and Thurgood Marshall quoted. [CBS News president Bill LEONARD - comments on decision.] [Colonel Anthony HERBERT - reads statement with regard to decision.] [Mike WALLACE - comments.] [Attorney Floyd ABRAMS - comments.] [Freedom of Press Committee Jack LANDAU - comments on past decisions affecting reporters] Impact of decision in Herbert case stated.
REPORTER: Fred Graham Artist: Artur Lien (WTVF-TV newstape)

(Studio) Supreme Court decision with regard to information required of Chrysler Corporation from government; Court-'s decision with regard to lack of applicability of Freedom of Info. Act in such cases detailed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter
Duration:
00:04:20

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