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CNN Evening News for Saturday, Jan 11, 2003
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Illinois Governor George Ryan’s blanket commutation of the sentences of every inmate on death row noted. [RYAN – says he will no longer tinker with the machinery of death.]

(Chicago: Jeff Flock) Reaction to Ryan’s announcement featured; details given about Ryan’s former support of the death penalty; scenes shown from Northwestern University Law School in Chicago, where the announcement was made. [Illinois Governor-elect Rod BLAGOJEVICH†- says the blanket clemency is a mistake.] [Pardoned inmate Leroy ORANGE†- reacts.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Flock, Jeff

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