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Los Angeles, California / Simpson Murder Case #596392

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 20, 1994
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: David Bloom) The tug of war between fair trial and free press in the O.J. Simpson murder trial examined following Judge Lance Ito's decision to question prospective jurors secretly about pre-trial publicity. [KCBS-TV, Los Angeles, Pat LALAMA, ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) attorney Douglas MIRELL - criticize Ito's ruling.] The refusal of CBS News and "Maury Povich Show" to hold off on airing interviews with author Faye Resnick mentioned. [Simpson attorney Robert SHAPIRO - asks the public to tune out the Resnick interviews.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Brian Williams) The constitutional issues being addressed in the Simpson case reviewed; the Sixth and First Amendments outlined. [Media critic Eric MINK - says both television ratings and the Constitution apply.] [On "Today", Maury POVICH - defends airing the Resnick interview.] [NBC News consultant Abbe LOWELL - analyzes Ito's order to kick the media out of the courtroom.]

Reporter(s):
Bloom, David;
Brokaw, Tom;
Williams, Brian
Duration:
00:04:30

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