NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 11, 1978
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(Studio) Reports from Birmingham, Alabama,noted that former FBI informer Gary Thomas Rowe killed black man there in 1960's, told FBI and was told by them not to report it. FBI denial reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Montgomery, Alabama) Rowe's background as informant for FBI after he'd infiltrated Ku Klux Klan described; films shown. Incidents mentioned incl. bombing of black church in Birmingham and rioting there in 1963. FBI response to allegations about Rowe's being told not to report his part in death of black man during riots outlined. Alabama attorney general William Baxley's use of Rowe in prosecution of church bombing case noted. [BAXLEY - says violent nature of Ku Klux Klan wouldn't have been broken if not for FBI.] Baxley's statements about Rowe's chgs. against FBI given.
REPORTER: Fred Francis
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