Search the Archive

Abscam #72828

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 24, 1981
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Ruling of federal judge with regard to claim that FBI's Abscam operation was entrapment reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Use of FBI videotapes to convict former Representatives Michael Myers, Frank Thompson, John Murphy and Raymond Lederer recalled; portions of tapes shown. Ruling today of Judge George Pratt on claim that FBI's use of Melvin Weinberg was entrapment outlined; unsigned sketches shown. Impact of today's ruling on Abscam convictions of Senator Harrison Williams and former Representatives Rich, Kelly and John Jenrette noted.

O'Brien, Tim;
Reynolds, Frank

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.