CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 19, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Reports introduced.
(Washington: Rita Braver) Washington Mayor Marion Barry reported arrested for purchasing cocaine; details given from FBI sting operation using former model Rasheeda Moore; scenes shown. FBI affidavit quoted on screen. [US attorney Jay STEPHENS - says operation was not entrapment; denies accusations that case was racially motivated.] [Barry attorney River Kenneth MUNDY, BARRY - comment.] Barry reported turning over many of his duties to the city administrator. Previous investigations into Barry's drug use recalled. Jesse Jackson's response to Barry situation discussed; speculation regarding Jackson's political future noted. [JACKSON - comments.]
(Washington: Mark Phillips) Barry's career reviewed; details given; scenes shown. [Representative John LEWIS, civil rights leader Ralph ABERNATHY - recall Barry's role during civil rights movement.] Barry's role as mayor of Washington discussed. [Community leader Peggy Cooper CAFRITZ - comments on Barry.] [ACI drug treatment program's Alan HOROWITZ - comments on drug problems among famous people.] [Spingarn High School principal Frank PARKS, TEENS - comment on Barry.] (Artist: Don Juhlin)