NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 24, 1976
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(Studio) Murderer Gary Gilmore about to become some kind of public figure. Details of Gilmore's crime outlined.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Milwaukie, OR) Gilmore's mother lives here. Gilmore began life of crime early; details given. [OR State Penitentiary warden Hoyt CUPP - recalls Gilmore acted as spoiled brat during his confinement at prison. Gilmore manipulative.] Gilmore attempted or threatened suicides 16 times during 12 years at Oregon State Prison. [Prison psychiatrist Dr. Wesley WEISSERT - believes Gilmore succeeding in manipulating system by requesting execution. Thinks Gilmore very dangerous.] Judge Patrick Gilroy, as prosecuting attorney in 1964, sent Gilmore to prison. [GILROY - doesn't think Gilmore should be made into hero.] [CUPP - says it's sad Gilmore getting all this attention and average person doesn't even know about Gilmore's victims.] July 20, 1976, Provo, UT, film of Bennie Bushnell shown. Gilmore killed Bushnell during robbery of motel.
REPORTER: Don Harris
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