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Abbott #68457

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 15, 1981
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(Studio) Author Jack Henry Abbott reported entering plea in murder case.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(NYC) Background to Abbott's alleged knifing of playwright Richard Adan recalled; photos shown. Norman Mailer's involvement in Abbott's life, possibly beginning with Mailer's research on Gary Gilmore, examined. [Literary agent Scott MEREDITH - notes link between Mailer's book on Gilmore and his relationship with Abbott.] [Courtesy "Good Morning America", MAILER - describes basis of friendship.] Abbott's book, "In the Belly of the Beast", noted. [ABBOTT - comments.] Photographs shown courtesy Jill Krementz; Abbott's post-prison life and possible confrontation with Adan discussed. [MEREDITH - recalls hearing news.] [Abbott's attorney Ivan FISHER - thinks client is innocent.] Abbott's financial situation mentioned. [MEREDITH - comments on being writer.]
REPORTER: Jim Wooten

Robinson, Max;
Wooten, Jim

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