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CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 10, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(No location given: Jim Axelrod) Illinois Governor George Ryan’s pardoning of four death row inmates featured; details given of the case of Madison Hobley†, who maintains he was tortured into confessing. [HOBLEY – reacts.] [RYAN – says the cases call out for reform.] [Death Penalty Information Center Richard DIETER†- says this is the most important thing that’s happened to the death penalty in twenty years.] [Mother of victim Ollie DODDS†, DuPage County prosecutor Joseph BIRKETT†- criticize the governor.]

Rather, Dan;
Axelrod, Jim

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