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Harris / Pol. Prisoner Claims #54771

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 18, 1978
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(Studio) USSR response to United States chgs. of human rights violations via "Pravda" requests for Soviet citizens to ask President Carter to release Alabama convicted murderer Johnny Harris reported.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Holman Prison, Alabama) Details of Harris' imprisonment at Holman Prison while he awaits death sentence execution given. Alabama attorney general Bill Baxley's political commercial played. Background on Harris, who is also known as Imani, given. [HARRIS - is political prisoner.] [Baldwin Cnty. district attorney James HENDRIX - responds to Harris' claims.] [HARRIS - states reasons for claims.] [HENDRIX - asks reporter who Luel Bower is; says that is man Harris killed.] [HARRIS - denies guilt in killing. Discusses own fight for human rights.] [HENDRIX - predicts Harris will die of old age at prison in Atmore, Alabama, if sentence not commuted.]
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Koppel, Ted;
Robinson, Max

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