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Ten O'Clock News; CIA recruitment protest trial

04/15/1987

Students and camera men walk together. Attorney Leonard Weinglass in court argues in defense of students who protested CIA recruitment at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, due to CIA involvement in Central America. Activist Abbie Hoffman nervously reads from a notebook in defense of the students. Prosecutor Diane Fernault argues that the case is about trespassing, not protest. Footage of jury acquitting students; Amy Carter of charges. Brief individual interviews after trial with Hoffman, Fernault and student. Hoffman says, "good luck, Celtics. They'll need it." Reporter David Boeri appears on screen to sign off among crowd of students.


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Series
Ten O'Clock News
Title

CIA recruitment protest trial

Series Description

NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976

Duration

00:03:44

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Weinglass, Leonard
Students -- Political activity
Hoffman, Abbie
Carter, Amy
Trials
Locations
Northampton (Mass.)
Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Contributors
Weinglass, Leonard (Speaker)
Boeri, David (Reporter)
Citation
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; CIA recruitment protest trial,” 04/15/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4EE5EC38FDAB4FD292F450C742B7624B.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; CIA recruitment protest trial.” 04/15/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4EE5EC38FDAB4FD292F450C742B7624B>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; CIA recruitment protest trial. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4EE5EC38FDAB4FD292F450C742B7624B
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