ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 05, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(New Orleans, Louisiana) Governor Edwin Edwards' fraud and racketeering trial featured; scenes shown. Govt.'s chgs. against Edwards and co-defs. reviewed. Other controversies surrounding Edwards noted. [Author John MAGINNIS - describes LA's perception of gubernatorial pols.] Huey Long cited as example [Attorney Jim NEAL - regrets loss of eccentrics in pols.] [PEOPLE - disagree on Edwards.] Prosecutor John Volz's cross-examination of Edwards reviewed. [During last campaign, EDWARDS - doesn't trust pols. who claim honesty.]
REPORTER: Jim Wooten, Artist:Aggie Whelan Kenny
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