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Birmingham Bombing / Chambliss Trial #46535

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 15, 1977
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(Studio) Report on trial of Robert Chambliss on charges stemming from 1963 bombing of black church in Birmingham, Alabama, in which 4 young black girls were killed.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Birmingham, Alabama) Testimony of state's star witness, Methodist minister Rev. Elizabeth Cobbs, who is niece of defense Robert Chambliss, detailed. (Audio tape of testimony played.) [COBBS - quotes conversation with uncle on eve of bombing.] Cross-examination of defense attorney Art Hanes, Junior cited. [HANES - asks when witness 1st told any law enforcement agency about conversation.] [COBBS - says in 1963.] Cobbs' statement that she told FBI of conversation at time of bombing noted. [HANES - thinks witness has good memory over 14 years Doesn't bother him particularly that he wasn't able to shake testimony.] Other testimony by Cobbs of later comment by Chambliss after bombing quoted.
REPORTER: David Snell Artist: Anthony Accurso

Snell, David;
Walters, Barbara

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