NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 29, 1983
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(Studio) Convicted killer Robert Sullivan reported awaiting possible stay of execution.
REPORTER: John Palmer
(Starke, Florida) Controversy over Sullivan's case and involvement of Pope John Paul II, through Archbishop Edward McCarthy, examined; films shown. [McCARTHY - recalls meeting with Governor Robert Graham.] [GRAHAM - explains response to McCarthy's message from pontiff.] Background to Sullivan's case recalled; photos shown. [Former prosecutor Ira DUBITSKY - feels sentence should be carried out.] [Voice of SULLIVAN - urges supporters to remain strong as word of appeal is awaited.] Sullivan's claim of innocence outlined. [December, SULLIVAN - doesn't believe capital punishment will reduce crime.]
REPORTER: Dennis Murphy