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Sharon / Time Verdict #92286

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 24, 1985
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(Studio) Verdict in Ariel Sharon's libel suit against "Time" magazine reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(New York City) [SHARON, "Time" SPOKESPERSON - both claim victory.] Jury's verdict on malice issue discussed. ["Time" managing editor Ray CAVE - defends article.] Jury's findings on other aspects of case recalled; jury's statement quoted on screen. [Juror Lydia BURDICK - believes "Time" could have done better job; explains verdict.] [SHARON - praises jury's decision.] ["Time" attorney Thomas BARR - praises outcome.]
REPORTER: Michael Connor Artist: Aggie Whelan Kenny

(Studio) [CAVE - impact of suit on Time's reputation, factors affecting their case, possible effect on First Amendment rights of media discussed.]
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Impact of verdict on Sharon's standing in Israel considered; then-Prime Min. Menahem Begin recalled dismissing Sharon as defense minister following Kahan commission's findings on his role in Phalangist massacre of Palestinians in Beirut. [Voice of BEGIN - praises jury verdict as moral victory for Sharon; remarks transcribed on screen.] Verdict's implications for Israel's occupation of south Lebanon and Sharon's pol. aspirations noted.
REPORTER: Bob Zelnick

(Studio) Upcoming items.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Connor, Michael;
Jennings, Peter;
Zelnick, Bob

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