CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 26, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Niantic, Connecticut: Harold Dow) Attempted murder case involving animal rights activist Fran Trutt and her intended victim United States Surgical Corporation chairperson Leon Hirsch discussed; details given of company's dog operations, scenes shown. [TRUTT - comments on attempting to plant bomb in United States Surgical Corp.] [HIRSCH - says Trutt has been planning to kill him for years] Hirsch reported hiring people to infiltrate animal rights groups in order to identify Trutt. [In shadows, Hirsch SPY - comments on situation.] Trutt's taped phone conversation broadcast and quoted on screen. [TRUTT - says Hirsch's undercover people gave her money and encouragement to build bomb.] [US Surgical Corporation security chief Jim RANCOURT - describes where Trutt hid bomb.] [HIRSCH, TRUTT - comment.] [Friends of Animals spokesperson Priscilla FERAL - says Trutt was manipulated.] [SPY - says Trutt had threatened to kill another person.] [TRUTT - says United States Surgical Corporation has to stop hurting dogs.]
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