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NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 16, 2005
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(New York: Carl Quintanilla) The story of Wilbert Rideau††, who has been freed after serving 44 years in a Louisiana state prison for the murder of a bank employee during a robbery in 1961, presented; photos shown while Rideau's multiple trials are recalled; details given about his writing in prison. [RIDEAU - comments on his potential worth; apologizes for his crime.] [Years ago, NBC anchor Tom BROKAW - talks about Rideau's story.] [Defense attorney George KENDALL†, Calcasieu Parish district attorney Rick BRYANT†- offer views on the case.]

Seigenthaler, John;
Quintanilla, Carl

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