NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 27, 1985
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REPORTER: John Palmer
(Los Angeles, California) Controversy over issue of ctroom. testimony by child victims in McMartin Day Care Center sexual abuse trial examined; films shown. Testimony of one child outlined. [Parent John CIOFFI - would like daughter to not be raped again by testifying in person.] Parents reported lobbying legislature for emergency bill allowing children's testimony on closed circuit TV. [Mary CIOFFI - describes parents' dilemma.] Defense gains illustrated. [Defense attorney Bradley BRUNON - notes implications of child's testimony.] [Prosecutor Glenn STEVENS - cites child's age, fear.]
REPORTER: Heidi Schulman
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