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Westmoreland / CBS Suit #83963

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 27, 1983
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(Studio) General William Westmoreland's libel suit against CBS noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(NYC) CBS internal report, ordered released by court, examined; network's criticism of "The Uncounted Enemy: A Vietnam Deception" noted. [January 23, 1982, Mike WALLACE - claims conspiracy among United States military intelligence.] Background to issue recalled. Report outlined on screen, discussed; exchange between George Crile and George Hamscher not broadcast cited as example [CBS News president Van Gordon SAUTER - discounts significance of internal report] [Westmoreland's attorney Dan BURT - disagrees.] Implications of situation for journalism considered.
REPORTER: Jim Wooten

Brinkley, David;
Wooten, Jim

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