NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 18, 1978
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(Studio) Report on continued hearings by House Assassinations Committee of James Earl Ray's testimony about Martin Luther King, Junior's death. Committee's testimony against Ray noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Details given about testimony of former British policeman Alexander Anthony Eist, who guarded Ray after capture in England in 1968. [Representative Samuel DEVINE - reads Eist's testimony.] [RAY - responds to testimony.] Reaction of Ray's attorney to testimony and his statements about Eist's reliability as witness reported [Attorney Mark LANE - comments on situation.] Ray's return to Tennessee prison mentioned. Committee probe of Eist's background stated.
REPORTER: Bob Kur
(Studio) Eist's response to reporters in London, about testimony given in House hearing outlined. Interview with Eist by Paul Hazard shown. [EIST - discusses reasons for belief that Ray shot King. Says FBI did great job in King case. Recd. impression that Ray acted alone. Responds to attorney Lane's allegations about his credibility. Says Ray didn't like black people, according to statements he made, and that Ray never said anything to indicate he had help in getting from Memphis to England. Describes Ray as shrewd and cunning.]
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
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