CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 23, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) New York Governor George Pataki's posthumous pardon for comedian Lenny Bruce for his 1964 obscenity conviction for his comedy routine featured; many 1960s photos & a bleeped comedy excerpt shown. [MAN - calls Bruce's conviction an affront.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Taped interview held with one-time Bruce prosector Johnnie Cochran. [From Los Angeles, COCHRAN - recalls getting the "plum assignment" of prosecuting Bruce at a time when there was a political push to go after Bruce, a free thinker; recounts why the obscenity case was dismissed.]
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