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Hearst Trial / Harrises #487175

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 23, 1976
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(Studio) Patricia Hearst takes 5th amendment 42 times with regard to questions about 1975 before she was arrested.
REPORTER: Edwin Newman

(San Francisco, California) Jurors see and hear things the defense had tried to keep from then. Prosecutor James Browning asks Hearst about documents relating to her life with SLA. Defense attorney F. Lee Bailey asks the trial be stopped. Judge Oliver Carter says no 1 made Hearst take stand and warns Hearst of possible contempt charges if she refuses to answer. Hearst says her family would be in danger if she talked of life in underground. Carter admits tape recording of talk Hearst had in San Mateo Cnty. jail with girlfriend, Patricia Tobin. Some of Hearst's remarks noted. Hearst says she made remarks to please William and Emily Harris. Defense psychiatrists begin testimony. Hearst has said she acted out of fear not brainwashing.
REPORTER: Carl Stern Artist: Walt Stewart

(Studio) Emily Harris says Hearst will come out of trial a broken woman if she conts. to compromise her principles.
REPORTER: Edwin Newman

(Los Angeles, California) Harrises say Hearst was willing SLA convert. [William HARRIS - illustrates closeness that existed between Harrises and Hearst.] [Emily HARRIS - says Hearst making sacrifices and compromises to get acquittal. Wonders if she'll feel she has anywhere to turn.] Harrises want Hearst to be tried with them.
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer

Reporter(s):
Bourgholtzer, Frank;
Newman, Edwin;
Stern, Carl
Duration:
00:04:10

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