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Arkansas / Racial Trial #319862

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 18, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Fort Smith, Arkansas: Bob McNamara) White supremacists' trial in Fort Smith, Arkansas, featured. Justice Department reported charging defendants with sedition; details given, scenes shown. Defendants quoted. [Defendant Robert MILES - comments on trial.] Defendants Richard Butler and Louis Beam mentioned. [Ex- US attorney Asa HUTCHINSON - comments on trial.] Defendants David Lane and Bruce Carroll Pierce reported convicted of murdering Denver, Colorado, talk show host Alan Berg in 1984. Statements made during trial quoted. Ku Klux Klan marches shown. Trial noted expected to take months. Prosecutors quoted. (Artist: Howard Brodie)

Brodie, Howard;
McNamara, Bob;
Rather, Dan

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