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Atlanta Murders / Television Special #94173

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 01, 1985
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(Studio) Series of child murders in Atlanta, Georgia, recalled.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Atlanta, Georgia) Reaction here to upcoming television movie on convicted killer Wayne Williams and child murders examined; scenes from CBS' upcoming "Atlanta Child Murders" shown. Audience noted generally feeling show leaves impression Williams was made scapegoat. [City council member Thomas CUFFIE, police commissioner George NAPPER - criticize program.] [Southern Christian Leadership Conference president Dr. Joseph LOWERY - hopes CBS labels movie fiction.] [WAGA-TV v.p Marc DOYLE - explains decision to broadcast response to CBS docudrama.] CBS defense of show mentioned; Williams noted continuing to profess his innocence.
REPORTER: Rebecca Chase

Chase, Rebecca;
Jennings, Peter

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