CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 26, 1983
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(Studio) Situation of farm slavery said discovered in North Carolina.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Raleigh, North Carolina) [MAN - tells of being captured.] Raleigh, North Carolina, scenes shown. Joseph Sims kidnapping described. [SIMS - tells of beatings.] Farm Workers Network said claiming farm slavery exists in South WTVD tape of workers shown. Farm Workers Network said lobbying for law making such slavery a state felony. Farm Bureau said opposed to such action, saying federal protection sufficient. [North Carolina Farm Bureau spokesperson Robert BROUGHTON - says federal statutes adequate.] [Farm Workers Group spokesperson Chip HUGHES - chgs. Farm Bureau seeks to protect practice.] No state law against slavery said to exist. North Carolina, SC, Florida cited as states where such cases have been prosecuted. Farm Workers Network protest shown.
REPORTER: Wyatt Andrews
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