CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 06, 1985
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(Studio) CBS's upcoming "The Atlanta Child Murders" television docudrama described; show's writer Abby Mann said claiming movie is crusade to convince public convicted killer Wayne Williams received unfair trial.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Atlanta, Georgia) Reaction here to "The Atlanta Child Murders", based on actual series of slayings, examined; scenes shown. [Mayor Andrew YOUNG, prosecutor Lewis SLATON - think film is unfair.] [Urban League spokesperson Lyndon WADE - feels movie is indictment of Atlanta.] Response of CBS to Atlanta delegation's presentation of errors in film noted. [Former mayor's press aide Angelo FUSTER - accuses movie of doing disservice to city as whole.] [MANN - explains opening Pandora's box.] [Southern Christian Leadership Conference spokesperson Joseph LOWERY - believes Mann is guilty of taking reckless license with reality.] Killings mentioned stopping since Williams' arrest.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall
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