NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 12, 1980
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(Studio) No. of states currently allowing television cameras in ctrooms. mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Supreme Court reported hearing challenge to Florida law allowing television cameras in ctroom.; background to case given. Arguments presented by attorney Joel Hirschhorn and Florida attorney general Jim Smith and responses of Justices John Stevens and Warren Burger detailed. Abuses in covering Lindbergh kidnap trial 45 years ago recalled leading most states to prohibit ctroom. cameras; Supreme Court's ruling in Billie Sol Estest trial 15 years ago recalled. Burger's personal opposition to television cameras in Supreme Court noted.
REPORTER: Carl Stern, Artist: Betty Wells
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