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Supreme Court / Freedom of Press / Confidential Sources #581359

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 24, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Supreme Court: Carl Stern) Supreme Court ruling that a news organization may be sued if it breaks its promise to keep the name of a source secret examined. Dan Cohen recalled suing two newspapers that broke a promise not to name him as a source noted. [COHEN - comments.] [Newspaper editor David HALL - explains why Cohen was named.] Majority and minority opinions from Justices Byron White and David Souter quoted. [Media lawyer Bruce SANDFORD, "Saint Paul Pioneer-Press" Bill SALISBURY - offer differing opinions on implications of decision for the news media.] (Artist: Betty Wells)

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Stern, Carl
Duration:
00:02:10

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