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California / White Released #293646

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 05, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(San Francisco, California) Reaction here to scheduled release tonight of Dan. White, responsible for 1978 murders of Mayor George Moscone and city supervise Harvey Milk, examined; clash between both men and White over city government's approach to gay rights and circumstances of killing recalled. Basis of White's defense, later dubbed the "Twinkie defense" and riots in gay community over verdict also recalled. [Mayor Dianne FEINSTEIN - comments on White's release.] White said paroled to undisclosed community elsewhere in state. [Cleve JONES - feels White's presence in San Francisco would be intolerable.] [Police commissioner Jo DALY - thinks White would be assassinated here.] [Dr. Martin BLINDER - considers White unlikely to harm anyone again.] [JONES - feels gays eventually benefitted from tragedy.]
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Reporter(s):
Drinkwater, Terry;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:02:40

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