CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 31, 1983
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(Studio) Los Angeles judge reported ordering "Hustler" magazine publisher Larry Flynt to release all government videotapes in his possession of accused drug dealer John DeLorean; CBS broadcast of tapes earlier in month recalled, portions shown.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Los Angeles, California) Implications for DeLorean's defense of alleged tapes of him seeking to withdraw from drug deal, held by Flynt, examined. [Voice of DeLOREAN and FBI OPERATIVE - agent threatens life of DeLorean's daughter when DeLorean tries to back out; remarks transcribed on screen.] [Forensic - acoustics expert Dr. Michael HECKER - cites lack of evidence indicating tapes are fraud.] Hecker recalled involved in Nixon's Watergate tapes. Judge Robert Takasugi reported holding Flynt in contempt of court when he failed to appear with regard to his acquisition of tapes. Flynt, sequestered in his mansion, reported threatening to shoot anyone attempting to arrest him. Possible outcome of affair considered.
REPORTER: Fred Graham Artist: Bill Robles
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