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Atlanta Murders #276972

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 01, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Atlanta, Georgia) [April 22, 1981, Roy INNIS - claims city's child killings will be solved soon.] Innis, under indictment by New York state, said illustrating use of murders here for personal publicity or money; similar actions of itinerant preacher Earl Carol and psychic Dorothy Allison recalled. [October 21, 1980, ALLISON - needs physical evidence to solve crime.] [Victim's mother, Willie Mae MATHIS - recalls Allison.] Allison's book noted entering 3rd printing during her visit here; "National Enquirer" recalled sending in team of psychics. ["Enquirer" spokesperson Paul BANNISTER - calls it a public service.] [Don LAYTON - denies being publicity seeker.] Publicity surrounding arrival of New York City detectives and Guardian Angels recalled. [ANGEL - talks to community people.] [Techwood Homes organization Israel GREEN - thinks community can better organization itself.] [TV evangelist Reverend Earl PAULK - asks murderer to surrender.] Paulk noted denying seeking publicity. [PAULK - wants to help those who hurt.] [Jesse JACKSON, Joseph LOWERY - call for action.] [State representative Tyrone BROOKS - notes role media plays in encouraging exploitation.] [MATHIS - expresses her distrust of strangers.] [BROOKS - comments on outsiders' impact on city.] [Dist. attorney Lewis SLATON - comments.] Possible inadvertent role of news media considered.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan

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