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Montana / Freeman Standoff #612559

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 22, 1996
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Jordan, MT: Jim Avila) The latest on the 59th day of the FBI-Freeman standoff in Montana updated; scenes shown of the Freemen hoisting an American United States flag upside down and details given of the huge cost to the state of Montana and taxpayers. Tape of jailed Freeman leaders LeRoy Schweitzer and Daniel Petersen pleading to members not to give up played. [Senator Charles DUKE, county prosecutor Nick MURNION - comment.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Discussion of the standoff held with former Philadelphia mayor Wilson Goode, former FBI Buck Revell and former New York police commissioner William Bratton. [GOODE, REVELL and BRATTON - give advice.]

(Washington: Pete Williams) A review of Waco, Texas and Ruby Ridge, ID, given; scenes shown.

Avila, Jim;
Brokaw, Tom;
Williams, Pete

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