NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 04, 1969
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Bypassed Introduction Chet Huntley (NYC); David Brinkley (DC)
(Studio) Commander Company at My Lai, Captain Ernest Medina, tells his story. Denies massacre or wholesale killing.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(DC) Medina testifies before panel and has news conference later. [Attorney F. Lee BAILEY - says let me explain something before you ask Medina questions.] [Captain MEDINA - says didn't shoot a child in My Lai, and didn't order massacre. Intelligence report told us no women and children would be in village. Saw no civilians shot there. Saw 20-28 civilian bodies. Shot woman believed to be Viet Cong with weapon.] Medina charges news media with biased account.
REPORTER: Robert Goralski