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The Atlanta Child Murders Controversy #94257

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 13, 1985
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(Studio) Controversy over CBS docudrama "The Atlanta Child Murders" noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Atlanta, Georgia) Scenes from television movie shown. courtesy CBS. [Former mayor Maynard JACKSON - attacks movie, especially its portrayal of him.] [Dist. attorneyLewis SLATON - comments on film's portrayal of his alleged doubts about Wayne Williams' guilt.] [Juror Vicki LAMBERT - doesn't think movie was accurate.] Some parents of victims recalled questioning no. murders attributed to Williams, officially and unofficially. [Victim's mother Camille BELL - praises actress's portrayal of her.] [Mother of missing child Fannie SMITH - questions city's ability to close cases after Williams' conviction for 2 killings.] Defense attorney Al Binder recalled portrayed by Jason Robards. [BINDER - praises movie.] Jackson mentioned suggesting movie's producers, if convicted Williams was railroaded, pay for his legal appeal.
REPORTER: Rebecca Chase

Chase, Rebecca;
Jennings, Peter

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