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Texas / Willingham Execution / Perry / A Discussion #950430

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 13, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Studio: Randi Kaye) The charges against Texas Governor Rick Perry over the execution of Cameron Todd Willingham, who may have been innocent, updated; details given about Perry's handling of the investigating commission & whether Perry is trying to cover up something about the 2004 execution & the investigation. The new information about the arson fire that led to the execution discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with former panel head Samuel Bassett & "Texas Monthly" editor Michael Hall about the execution case. [BASSETT - comments on the issue of the investigation of scientific evidence in the case; expresses disappointment: wants the investigation finished, notes he had not made up his mind & the commission had just gotten started; speaks about the arson myths.] [HALL - says it seems like a political move by the governor; notes the fire experts feel the fire was not arson.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Kaye, Randi

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