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Hearst Kidnapping / Scotts #38774

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 14, 1975
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(Studio) Walter Scott, brother of sports figure, Jack Scott, talks about Patricia Hearst.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(NYC) 9 days ago, Jack Scott, wife Micki and others accuse FBI of trying to bribe them with $100,000 to turn in Patty Hearst. They said FBI was holding Walter against his will. Walter tells reporters Jack trying to get FBI money for selling out Hearst and Jack demanded immunity for renting farmhouse to Hearst and others.
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson

(S. Canaan, Pennsylvania) Farmhouse shown.
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson (narrates)

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) [Voice of Walter SCOTT - says Jack feels Patricia Hearst not true revolutionary and is liability.]

(Studio) Walter says he and Jack met with Hearst's father in effort to get him to condemn FBI too.
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson

(San Francisco, California) [William HEARST - says met with Scotts. No fight; Jack Scott offended at being told to quiet down.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Walter Scott says he saw Patricia Hearst twice in 1974; once in New York and once at parents' apt. in Las Vegas.
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson

(Studio) Jack Scott and father, John, claim Walter Scott out of country on day he claimed to have seen Patricia Hearst. They describe Walter as alcoholic who had been in mental hospitals.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Jackson, Gregory;
Smith, Howard K.

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