× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

King Assassination #35042

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 27, 1975
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Ford deplores FBI harassment of Martin Luther King, Junior, as disclosed at Senate Intelligence Committee hearing.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) J. Edgar Hoover personal vendetta with regard to Martin Luther King reopens King assassination case in public mind. Justice Department lawyers review King file with regard to new investigation. Ralph Abernathy, King successor in SCLC, and Dick Gregory picket White House with groups. [ABERNATHY - claims evidence shows more than 1 person responsible for King assassination.] [GREGORY - specifies French Canadian who claims involvement.] Gregory names witness as C.H. Andrews, alias R. L. Warren. Claims Tennessee has declined granting of requested immunity to witness.
REPORTER: Bill Downs

(Studio) Mrs. Coretta King, in Kenya, wants new investigation. Believes murder due to government conspiracy. Jesse Jackson joins call for investigation; demands new trial for James Earl Ray, convicted of the murder.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Downs, Bill;
Reasoner, Harry

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.