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America Close Up (Crime and Profit: Sale of Tragedies) #587008

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 12, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(New York: Bob Herbert) The public's appetite for real life dramas of crime and sex featured; details given of current case in which high school student Amy Fisher is accused of shooting her lover's wife. [Attorney Marvyn KORNBERG, NBC entertainment Ruth SLAWSON - cite the appeal of the Fisher case.] [Fisher's attorney Eric NAIBURG - defends selling her story.] The film "Fatal Attraction" and the stories of Carolyn Warmus, Pamela Smart, and Jean Harris, three women involved in sex and murder crimes and trials, reviewed; scenes shown. New York law barring criminals from profiting on their crimes, which was recently declared unconstitutional, mentioned. [New York state crime victims board Lorraine FELEGY - says criminals profit, victims hold the bag.] [KORNBERG - calls Fisher a call girl.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Herbert, Bob

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