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Smith Rape Trial / Kennedy Family #336343

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 11, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(West Palm Beach, Florida: Bruce Morton) Acquittal of William Kennedy Smith at his rape trial featured; scenes shown. [Defense lawyer Roy BLACK - comments.] [SMITH - thanks his family.] Effect of the trial on rape victims noted.

(Studio: Dan Rather; West Palm Beach: Bruce Morton) Discussion held about the verdict, Kennedy family's influence, trial's impact on the Kennedy family.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Washington: Rita Braver) Impact of the trial on future rape cases featured. [Two Washington, DC, bar PATRONS - comment on trial outcome.] [Rape Crisis Hotline Denise SNYDER - comments on trial's message to women.]

(Studio: Dan Rather; Washington: Rita Braver) Discussion held about the difficulty proving such cases, anti-press backlash.

Braver, Rita;
Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan

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