ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 10, 1978
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(Studio) Reverend Jesse Jackson's meeting with convicted assassin of Martin Luther King, Junior, reported.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(Petros, Tennessee) Details given about Jackson's meeting with James Earl Ray at Brushy Mt. State Prison in Tennessee. Jackson's belief that King murder was conspiracy stated. Tape of conversation with Ray played. [JACKSON - questions Ray.] [RAY - denies guilt in murder.] Photos shown. New developments in Ray case outlined, include alleged identification of photograph of "Raoul" and witnesses for Ray's location in Memphis on day of shooting. [JACKSON - doubts Ray killed King and is convinced Ray wasn't alone in involvement. Will fight for trial on grounds there was conspiracy.] Ray's upcoming testimony, for first time under oath, to House Assassinations Committee in Washington, DC noted.
REPORTER: David Snell
(Studio) Details given about Jackson's views of Ray's mental condition at outset of case and include in today's session of Harvard psychiatrist, Dr. Alvin Poussaint.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(Studio) Upcoming end to funds for House Assassinations Committee and congress delay in decision with regard to new funds, because of reports of questionable activity by committee staffers, noted. Leak of report that possible fourth shot was fired at John F. Kennedy, outlined.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Details given about audio tape recording of events at time of assassination; film shown. Analysis of tape and possibility that four gunshots are heard there outlined. Warren Cmsn.'s finding that Lee Harvey Oswald could have fired only 3 shots noted. [Committee member Richardson PREYER - discusses tape recording.] Final report expected in September.
REPORTER: Vic Ratner
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