ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 17, 1985
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REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Los Angeles, California) Child sex abuse chgs. against McMartin day care center founder and teachers recalled; judge's decision that children must testify in ctroom. and parents' effort to arrange alternative means of testimony discussed. [Parents "Mrs. DOE," John CIOFFI - want children protected.] Push for emergency legislature allowing testimony by closed circuit television noted opposed by defense attys. [Defense attorney William POWELL - doesn't want to lose right of confrontation.] Some victims said discussing their fears with actor Mr. T. [Mr. T - doesn't want children to fear court] [Parent Toni SAFFORD - wants justice done.]
REPORTER: Andrea Naverson
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