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Espionage / Lee Case / Reporter Sources / Leonnig Interview #739761

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Washington: Patty Davis) Federal Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's order that five reporters reveal their sources in the case of nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee, a man accused of being a spy in 1999, featured; details given of the problems with the Lee case & of his lawsuit against the government. [Heritage Foundation Paul ROSENZWEIG†- says the information has to come from the reporters.] [Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Lucy DALGLISH†- says the reporter's job will be difficult if sources have to be revealed.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Statement from CNN's Matthew Furman supporting Pierre Thomas & the other journalists refusing to reveal sources quoted. Live interview held with "Washington Post" staff reporter Carol Leonnig†. [From Washington, LEONNIG - says the judge's ruling will be appealed; states Jackson's decision is really a slap against the administration/government, not the press; comments on the legal & ethical dilemma for reporters & the Supreme Court precedents; mentions the similarities to the Joseph Wilson/Valerie Plame case.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Davis, Patty
Duration:
00:07:50

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