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North Carolina / Ku Klux Klan and Nazi Trial #271134

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 16, 1980
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(Studio) Murder of Communist Workers party members during anti-Ku Klux Klan rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, last November recalled; beginning of trial today noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Greensboro, North Carolina) All those chgd. said admitting mbrship. in Ku Klux Klan or American Nazi party; possibility of death sentence for Jack Fowler, Roland Wood, Lawrence Morgan, David Matthews, Jerry Smith and Coleman Pridmore if convicted noted. Last November's incident recalled; clash today between Communist party mbrs., relatives of those killed and wounded, include Dr. Paul Bermanzohn, and police outside ctroom. reported, shown. Arraignment later of party members chgd. with rioting last November noted. [MAN - says affair is trial of Communist Workers party and not the KKK; elaborates.] Position taken by defense attys. for those chgd. with murder outlined; probable length of trial considered.
REPORTER: Ed Rabel (WFMY-TV newstape), Artist: Howard Brodie (WTVD newstape)

Cronkite, Walter

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