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NBC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 19, 1972
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(Studio) 2 students killed in clash with police at Baton Rouge's LSU. Police claim they fired only tear gas, not buckshot. Denver Smith one of victims.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(New Roads, LA) Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Smith had 12 children, before Denver shot. Denver majoring in computer science. Family says son not militant. Can't understand why police called in. [Erma SMITH - says taught children to stand up for their beliefs.] [Lawrence SMITH - asks what police doing with machine guns on a campus full of kids. Feels nobody will be punished for the murder.] [Erma SMITH - says hopes killer found.]
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

Briggs, Fred;
Utley, Garrick

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