ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 02, 1978
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(Studio) USSR court summons for "New York Times" reporter Craig Whitney and "Baltimore Sun" reporter Hal Piper to appear due to their refusals to retract newspaper reports stated. Piper's absence from Moscow mentioned. Whitney's plans not to appear noted. "New York Times" troubles with United States courts reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Studio) Background of contempt citation issued reporter Myron Farber by New Jersey court given. Interview shown. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall's review of case noted. [FARBER - states reasons for refusing to turn over notes and why his fate is important] Anchor notes arguments of Farber and New Jersey murder case defense attorney [FARBER - responds to defense attorney's position.] Announcement over company intercom during interview that Farber wouldn't go to jail today reported [ANNOUNCER - says Marshall has granted stay in case.] [FARBER - describes feelings.]
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
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