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North Carolina / Barfield Execution #87777

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 02, 1984
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(Studio) Execution in North Carolina today of Velma Barfield reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Raleigh, North Carolina) Demonstrations for and against Barfield's execution noted; films shown. [North Carolina corrections spokesperson Phillip BROWN - describes Barfield's death.] [Sylvia Lee ANDREWS - is pleased.] [Protester Ervin BROWN - opposes state's right to make such decision.] Med. controversy over Barfield's unsuccessful donation of organs to donor transplant organization discussed. [National Transplant Fndn. spokesperson Roger WITFIELD - explains fine line in restarting Barfield's heart to save her kidneys.] [County medical center president Raymond CHAMP - acknowledges sensitivity of issue, but cites need for organ donations.]
REPORTER: Jay Schadler

Jennings, Peter;
Schadler, Jay

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