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Nightline #648557

ABC Special for Thursday, Feb 20, 1997

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  • Live discussions with Ted Koppel (ABC), Shelby County (Tennessee) Assistant District Attorney John Campbell, and Martin Luther King's son Dexter King re: today's hearing to consider a trial for Martin Luther King's convicted assassin James Earl Ray.
  • Taped segment with Dave Marash (ABC), excerpts of 1968 ABC News broadcasts with then news anchors Bob Young and Roger Grimsby and reporter Tom Jarriel, then President Lyndon Johnson, Ray, Judge Joseph Brown, Ray's attorney William Pepper, ballistics specialist Robert Hathaway, Ray's brother Jerry, Campbell, and "Nashville Tennessean" columnist Dwight Lewis.
  • Excerpts of statements at today's hearing by King's widow Coretta Scott King and King's son Dexter.

  • Reporter(s):
    Marash, Dave

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