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The American Spirit (Jody Beard) #961314

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 20, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(New York: Harold Dow) The second chance for Jesse Ray “Jody” Beard††, who was one of Louisiana’s “Jena 6” and was charged with attempted murder after a high school brawl injured a white student, featured; details given about attorney Alan Howard†’s decision to represent him for free and become his guardian. [BEARD – says they described us as bad children, like thugs; recalls Howard’s promise to get him out of jail if he stayed out of trouble.] [Howard’s wife Patti HOWARD†, daughter Jessie HOWARD†- talk about having Jody live with them.] [HOWARD – predicts what would have happened if Jody had stayed in Jena.] [Alan’s son Tommy HOWARD†- says Jody gives him advice.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) The lives of the rest of the Jena 6 {Bryant Purvis†, Robert Bailey†, Theo Shaw†, Carwin Jones† and Mychal Bell†} updated; photos shown.

Couric, Katie;
Dow, Harold

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