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Atlanta, Georgia / Olympic Park Bombing / FBI Apology / Jewell #371420

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 08, 1996
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Stewart) The preparation by the FBI to make its first public apology in the Atlanta Olympic Park bombing case reported; details given of the leaking by law enforcement officers of the name of the hero turned suspect Richard Jewell to the press instantly making him notorious for what has turned out to be false allegations.

(Studio: Harry Smith) The story of hero Jewell turned public enemy reviewed and the effect this incident has had on the public's perception of the government and press examined. [The Washington Post Howard KURTZ - says the press deserves a gold medal for rushing to judgement.] [Innocent mail bombing suspect Robert Wayne O'FERRELL - tells of the destruction of his life by the press in a similar case.]

Rather, Dan;
Smith, Harry;
Stewart, Jim

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