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King Assassination / Ray Letter To Civil Rights Leaders #55106

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 01, 1978
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(Studio) Details given about letter written by James Earl Ray and sent to civil rights leaders who were close friends of Martin Luther King, Junior, Vernon Jordan, United Nations ambassador Andrew Young and Jesse Jackson among others. Ray's denial of guilt in King's murder and request for leaders' meeting with President Carter to get new trial for him reported Parts of letter quoted. Memphis mentioned. Jordan's statement noted.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Studio) Interview with Jackson shown. [JACKSON - will request new trial for Ray; outlines reasons.] Comments on letter and possible Ray appearance before House Select Committee on Assassinations by chairperson Louis Stokes quoted.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Robinson, Max;
Walters, Barbara

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