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CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 02, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(San Francisco: John Blackstone) Stay of execution for Robert Alton Harris in California noted upheld by Supreme Court; details given; scenes shown from prison in San Quentin, California. [Victim's father Steve BAKER - wants to see Harris die for killing his son.] [University of California's John POULOS - says if Harris is executed, there will be more to follow in other states.] [Wife of death row inmate, Marla LANG - opposes death penalty.] Difficulty in actually executing death row inmates noted. [California attorney general John VAN de KAMP, Judge John NOONAN - comment on death penalty.] Review of Harris' trial discussed.

Blackstone, John;
Rather, Dan

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