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American Bar Association Convention / Cameras In Court #502830

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 12, 1979
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(Studio) American Bar Association delegates' reaffirmation of opposition to cameras in court, at mtg. in Atlanta, reported.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Atlanta, Georgia) 1934 media coverage of Lindbergh kidnapping trial described; is noted to be reason for American Bar Association ban on cameras and recording equipment in court Film shown. Experimentation by some states in allowing TV coverage of court sessions reported ABA's vote against lifting ban stated. [Chicago attorney Barnabas SEARS - comments.] [DC attorney Erwin GRISWOLD - comments.] Chief Justice Warren Burger's opposition to television cameras wherever he is mentioned. [BURGER - tells reporter one of them will have to leave.] [MAN - says they can't have Chief Justice walk out.] [US Circuit Court Judge Alfred GOODWIN - says Burger's opinion may have had impact on delegates' vote.] Film shown.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

Brokaw, Tom;
Stern, Carl

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