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Bomb Article #58854

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 09, 1979
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(Studio) Milwaukee, WI, federal judge's restraining order on magazine article, "How a Hydrogen Bomb Works," reported Govt. response stated.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Madison, WI) Previous articles on building atomic bombs recalled; photos shown. Attempts by "The Progressive" magazine to publish article cited; "The Progressive's" international distribution noted. Govt. response to article stated; United States Energy Department mentioned. Justice Department position outlined. Commitment of magazine's eds. to disarmament cited; reasons for article given. [Edward Erwin KNOLL - comments.] Temporary restraining order by Milwaukee judge reported.
REPORTER: Julie Eckhert Artist: Les Leffingwell

(DC) Govt. attempts at controlling press recalled; 1971 Pentagon papers mentioned. Use of Atomic Energy Act to suppress magazine article detailed. Supreme Court's past actions in such cases examined.

Eckhert, Julie;
O'Brien, Tim;
Robinson, Max

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