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Segment 3 (James Earl Ray - For and Against) #500194

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 15, 1978
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(Studio) James Earl Ray's upcoming appearance before House Assassinations Committee, investigating killing of Martin Luther King, Junior, noted. Report is summation of arguments for and against Ray.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Events of April 4, 1968, connected with King shooting, reviewed and links between Ray and shooting outlined. FBI and court records, indicating that one man alone was responsible, mentioned. Evidence against Ray presented; questions about his acting alone or as part of conspiracy to kill King outlined. Coalition of those asking for new trial for Ray, black civil rights leaders and Ray's attorney, mentioned. Question of many about whether or not Ray was paid and if he had help before and after shooting noted. Assassinations Committee attempts to get what they consider satisfactory testimony from Ray stated. Ray's Mustang car and Remington .3006 rifle mentioned-in report
REPORTER: James Polk Don Harris Artist: Betty Wells

Brokaw, Tom;
Harris, Don;
Polk, James

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