NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 17, 1978
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(Studio) Contd. House Assassinations Committee hearings on death of Martin Luther King, Junior, with testimony from James Earl Ray, reported Questioning about Ray's alleged stalking of King through Atlanta and other South cities before murder in Memphis noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Committee's evidence alleging that Ray stalked King prior to murder noted; Ray's testimony that he left from Birmingham for Memphis 3 days before shooting and that he never returned to Atlanta after buying rifle, as directed by mystery man Raoul, stated. [Representative Louis STOKES - restates Ray's testimony about this; asks if it's true and if Ray wants to change anything about it.] [RAY - doesn't want to change anything, regardless of documents committee may have. Didn't return to Atlanta and will take responsibility for King case if he did.] Committee evidence indicating Ray, using alias Eric Galt, was in Atlanta on April 1 described and Ray's response reported [STOKES - questions Ray about laundry ticket evidence.] [RAY - responds.] Other details about hearing given.
REPORTER: Bob Kur