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Guilt or innocence : the trial of James Earl Ray

Author: Roger BoltonJack SaltmanClive HallsJames Earl RayWilliam F PepperAll authors
Publisher: [Los Angeles, CA] : Home Box Office ; [London?] : Thames Television Pictures, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Video : Videocassette : U-matic   Visual material : English
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"Featuring a real trial judge, real attorneys, and twelve jurors picked by the attorneys, GUILT OR INNOCENCE ... was an unprecedented television event that provided never-before-heard facts and witnesses relating to the case -- including first-person testimony from James Earl Ray."--1993 Peabody Awards entry form excerpt. The program also includes testimony read into the record of several witnesses not appearing in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Public affairs
Special event coverage and commentary
Television
Drama
Named Person: James Earl Ray; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.; James Earl Ray
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Bolton; Jack Saltman; Clive Halls; James Earl Ray; William F Pepper; W Hickman Ewing; Charlayne Hunter-Gault; Home Box Office (Firm); HBO Showcase (Firm); Channel Four (Great Britain); Thames Television, ltd.; Peabody Collection. African-American History and Culture Programs.; Peabody Collection. Women's History and Culture Programs.
OCLC Number: 43566502
Notes: Entry to the 1993 Peabody Awards, Public Service category.
Running time: 02:58:13.
"Copyright c1993 Thames Television Pictures"--End credits.
Credits: Cameras, Peter Shaw ... [et al.]; sound, Clive Stewart, Peter Stoddart, Stephen Ayres; original music, Richard Mitchell & Simon May; video tape editor, Alan Ritchie.
Performer(s): Host, Charlayne Hunter-Gault; counsel for the prosecution, W. Hickman Ewing; counsel for the defense, William F. Pepper; presiding judge, Marvin E. Frankel; [prosecution witnesses:] Samuel "Billy" Kyles, Glynn King, James Vincent Papia, Jr., Vernon Dollahite, N.E. Zachary, Joe Hester, Neil P. Shanahan, George Bonebrake, James C. Guess, Donald Champagne, Michael Baden; [defense witnesses:] James Earl Ray, Barry Linville, Tommy Smith, Charles Morton, Jim Smith, James M. Lawson, Hosea Williams, Arthur Murtagh, Wayne Chastain, Norvell E. Wallace, Floyd E. Newsom, Edward E. Redditt, Joe Hodges, Maynard Stiles, Kay Pitman Black, Earl Caldwell.
Event notes: According to the 1993 Peabody Awards entry form, this program was originally broadcast on April 4, 1993.
Description: 3 videocassettes of 3 (U-matic) (179 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 3/4 in. arch master.
Other Titles: Trial of James Earl Ray
Responsibility: HBO presents ; an HBO Showcase/Channel 4/Thames Television production ; executive producer, Roger Bolton ; producer, Jack Saltman ; director, Clive Halls.

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"Featuring a real trial judge, real attorneys, and twelve jurors picked by the attorneys, GUILT OR INNOCENCE ... was an unprecedented television event that provided never-before-heard facts and witnesses relating to the case -- including first-person testimony from James Earl Ray."--1993 Peabody Awards entry form excerpt. The program also includes testimony read into the record of several witnesses not appearing in court, including William C. Anschutz, Charles Quitman Stephens, Guy Warren Canipe, Annie Peters, James McCraw, and James Orange. Testimony of Ray after his arrest in London is also read into the record. Included is footage from Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Promised land speech and footage from an interview with Percy Foreman. The program was condensed from the 10-day trial in which the jury unanimously decided that Ray was not guilty of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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