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Westmoreland Libel Suit #534307

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 08, 1984
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REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(NYC) Beginning of General William Westmoreland's libel trial against CBS tomorrow noted; basis of his suit, CBS News documentary "The Uncounted Enemy: A Vietnam Deception" produced by George Crile and involving reporter Mike Wallace, reviewed. Scenes shown. [September 13, 1982, WESTMORELAND - announces suit.] His attorney Dan Burt mentioned director of Capital Legal Fndn. [BURT - explains his allegations against CBS.] Burt's accusations, include CBS' failure to interview General Philip Davidson, said supported in part by network's own in-house investigation; details given. [CRILE - is proud of broadcast; notes witnesses supporting his case are Westmoreland's own intelligence officers] 1974 Supreme Court ruling involved explained. [Harvard law school spokesperson Laurence TRIBE - notes present effect of suit on media.] Trial's possible revelations about United States defeat in Vietnam cited.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Jamieson, Bob
Duration:
00:03:30

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