NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 17, 1984
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(Studio) Controversy over government's undercover operations in light of jury's acquittal of John DeLorean on grounds of entrapment noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Los Angeles, California) Aftermath of DeLorean's acquittal examined; films shown. [Jurors Jo Ann KERNS, Fred GELBARD - explain their decision.] [Attorney General William French SMITH - defends future use of undercover operations.] Debate over sting operations recalled beginning with 1980 Abscam; legal issues arising from DeLorean verdict considered. [Harvard law professor Alan DERSHOWITZ, Georgetown law school spokesperson Paul ROTHSTEIN - discuss possible impact on undercover operations.] [Representative Don EDWARDS - explains his support for legislature mandating court order for sting operations.] Effectiveness of sting operations thought assuring their continuation.
REPORTER: Bob Abernethy
(Studio) Tass analysis of DeLorean case and verdict outlined; Christina Ferrare reported hosting Los Angeles television talk show next month.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
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