CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 24, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(NYC) Freedom Rider movement of 1960s recalled; films shown. Lawsuit brought by freedom rider Jim Peck against FBI for violating his civil rights cited; background to suit reported; fellow freedom rider Walter Bergman noted crippled by wounds received during experience. [Attorney Leonard BOUDIN - notes implications of FBI allowing its informant to assault someone.] KKK's attacks on freedom riders in Alabama described; photos shown. [1961, PECK - describes beatings.] [Today, PECK - recalls event.] 1975 Senator testimony of Gary Thomas Rowe of his experiences as FBI informant and conspiracy between Ku Klux Klan and police in Alabama to halt freedom riders recalled, discussed. [Howard K. SMITH - recalls witnessing beatings.] [1961, PECK - will continue efforts.] [Today, PECK - wants FBI to be obligated to safeguard citizens.]
REPORTER: Chris Kelley
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