NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 05, 1969
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(Studio) Jury selected to try Clay Shaw, accused of plotting to kill President John F. Kennedy. 1170 candidates gone through. Trial begins Thursday
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(New Orleans, Louisiana) Critics of District Attorney Jim Garrison say trial to be circus. Seats available for 170; Protagonists are Garrison, Clay Shaw, retired busman. Key witness Perry Russo says heard Shaw plotting with Lee Harvey Oswald and David Ferrie to kill President Kennedy. Russo hypnotized before testimony. Admitted dope addict says saw Ferrie and Oswald meet by sea. Judge Edward Haggerty presides. Took 14 days to select jury. Judge supervises press pictures of jury; asks that no questions asked of them. If Shaw convicted, doubts will be raised about Warren Commission report; if acquitted, attack on report will be over.
REPORTER: Charles Quinn Artist: Leo Hershfield
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