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Harris Plea / Hearst Kidnapping #500451

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 31, 1978
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(Studio) Guilty plea by William and Emily Harris in kidnapping of Patricia Hearst reported.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Oakland, California) February 4, 1974 film of kidnapping scene shown. Details of plea, include dropping of more serious charge, reported William Harris testimony reported, include denial of Hearst beating, rape, brainwashing. Emily Harris vow to continue working for social change noted. [Defense lawyer Leonard WEINGLASS - speaks of plea-bargaining agreement.] Harrises statement re: story of Patricia Hearst conversion to SLA promised at sentencing October 3.
REPORTER: Rick Davis Artist: Walt Stewart

Brokaw, Tom;
Davis, Rick

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