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James Earl Ray / Prison Break #494005

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 13, 1977
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(Studio) James Earl Ray, convicted assassin of Martin Luther King, Junior, captured 54 hrs. after prison break. Out of 7 escapees, only 1 still free.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Brushy Mt. prison, Tennessee) Bloodhounds capture Earl Hill, Junior, Ray's cellmate, few hrs. before Ray found. Film of last night's success shown. [Prison warden Stonney LANE - describes Ray's attempts to outsmart dogs.] Today, Ray in max. security.
REPORTER: Mike Jackson

(Studio) Tennessee requests federal government take Ray into its custody. Conspiracy theory surrounding Ray's escape losing followers. House Assassinations Committee interested in Ray's escape.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [Committee chairperson Representative Louis STOKES - doesn't know if Ray lured into escape or if he willfully participated.] Ray interviewed 5 times by committee lawyers, but story about Martin Luther King's death unchanged.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan

Chancellor, John;
Jackson, Mike;
Rowan, Ford

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