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Ten O'Clock News; CIA recruitment protest trial


Jury for CIA recruitment protest trial gets sworn in. Other court scenes. Footage of the 1986 protest. Assistant District Attorney Diane Fernauld makes the prosecution's case. Defense attorney Leonard Weinglass and UMass Amherst student Jennifer Johnston make opening arguments for the defense, accusing both the CIA and UMass Amherst of committing crimes, which the defendants were only trying to prevent. Judge Richard Conan allows defense witness to testify as to the crimes of the CIA, but has yet to decide if the jury will be allowed to consider this testimony.

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Ten O'Clock News

CIA recruitment protest trial

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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



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United States. Central Intelligence Agency
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Hoffman, Abbie
Weinglass, Leonard
Carter, Amy
Northampton (Mass.)
News Report
Boeri, David (Reporter)
Weinglass, Leonard (Speaker)
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