× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Georgia / Killings / Elderly Fears #46330

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 28, 1977
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Report on killings in Columbus, Georgia.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Columbus, Georgia) Night spent with Lawrence Kennington family by Louise Ovid, noted. [Mrs. OVID - states person must be conscious of things, because something could happen.] Details of recent murders of widows Martha Thurmond and 3 others described. Rise in sales of locks and handguns cited. [Julie HINSON - notes fright.] Police silence with regard to case, due to feeling killer thrives on publicity, stated.
REPORTER: David Snell (WTVN newsfilm)

Reporter(s):
Snell, David;
Walters, Barbara
Duration:
00:02:30

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.