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Eye On America (Crime: Death Row Alumni) #379047

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 10, 1998
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(McHenry County, Illinois: Wyatt Andrews) Concerns about the high number of Death Row "alumni," people who were convicted and then found innocent of the crimes, reported; story of "alumnus" Gary Gauger featured. [In northern Illinois, GAUGER - describes discovering his parents were murdered and the police reaction; says the police lied about his confession; opposes restrictions on appeals.] [Northwestern Law School Lawrence MARSHALL - says many innocent people would have died if execution had come more quickly.] [Representative Bill McCOLLUM - says he wants to cut down the time people are on Death Row.] [Exonerated man Kirk BLOODSWORTH - says he is free at last.]

Andrews, Wyatt;
Rather, Dan

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