× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Bell / Socialist Workers Party Lawsuit #499245

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 13, 1978
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(Studio) Attorney General Bell's refusal to hand over all FBI files on Socialist Workers party in order to protect informants reported Party lawsuit mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(No location given) Judge Thomas Griesa's setting of contempt hearing for Bell stated. Statements of Justice Department attorney Thomas Mosely and Socialists' attorney Leonard Boudin in court given. [BOUDIN - discusses plans to request Bell be imprisoned if he refuses to release required info.] [Justice Department spokesperson Terrence ADAMSON - notes important of law enforcement protecting confidentiality of sources.]
REPORTER: Carl Stern Artist: Stephen D. Cohen

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Stern, Carl
Duration:
00:02:10

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.