NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 27, 1968
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(Studio) Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther leader, violates parole; doesn't turn self in as ordered.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(San Francisco, California) Pine Saint tense. Black Panthers, members of Peace and Freedom Party, hippies, gather at Cleaver's house. Film shown. Mrs. Cleaver and Charles Garry go to parole office where Cleaver due. Cleaver did not show up. Police order Cleaver arrest. Reporter tours Cleaver house with Garry. [GARRY - tells of house being searched. Armed Panthers in the house to defend Kathleen Cleaver, who has been threatened. Police will search house at their peril.] [Mrs. CLEAVER - says has no idea where Cleaver is.] Cleaver now political refugee, here or abroad. To law, he is fugitive from justice.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur
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