NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 19, 1976
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(Studio) Patricia Hearst free on bail after judges agree to release her pending appeal of her case. Bail of $11 1/2 million cited.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(San Francisco, California) Miss Hearst has been in custody since capture in September 1975. Hearst attorney Albert Johnson asks reporters not to question Pattorney [Miss HEARST - says she's anxious to get everything over with and go home.] Hearst sentenced to 7 years in prison, but she'll remain free on bail till bank robbery conviction appealed. San Diego prison cell shown; Patty stayed here till her release this morning. [Earlier in day, attorney JOHNSON - announces Judge William Orrick's decision to release Miss Hearst. Conditions of release outlined.] Patricia goes to Nob Hill apt. with parents following release.
REPORTER: Rick Davis
(Studio) Terms of Miss Hearst's release reviewed.
REPORTER: John Chancellor