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King Assassination / Jackson-Ray Talks #500116

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 10, 1978
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(Studio) Reverend Jesse Jackson's talks with Martin Luther King's confessed killer reported.

(Brushy Mt. State Prison, Tennessee) Arrival of Jackson, who was on King's staff, and Reverend James Lawson, who organization garbage workers' march in Memphis, in company of James Earl Ray's attorney Mark Lane noted. File footage shown. [LAWSON - doesn't believe Ray killed King.] [JACKSON - doubts Ray killed King; is convinced Ray wasn't involved alone.] Details of talks given. Lorraine Motel in Memphis mentioned. Jackson's announcement of requests for meeting with Attorney General Griffin Bell and for reopening of case stated. Ray's upcoming testimony to House Assassinations Committee in DC noted.
REPORTER: Don Harris

Harris, Don;
Hart, John

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