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Journalist and author Sydney J. Harris discusses the essays in his new book "Pieces of Eight." Harris previously wrote for the "Chicago Daily News" and as of the time of this interview, was writing for the "Chicago Sun-Times."
Dick Gregory satirizes capital punishment in the United States, calls for the churches to take action, and talks about potential actions from "demonstrators." Other panel members answer audience questions (Father James Jones, Norval Morris, Hans W. Mattick, and Arthur Wineberg). Hosted by the University of Chicago. (Part 3 of 3)
A panel at University of Chicago Law School discuss ending capital punishment (tapes A and B) and with Dick Gregory (tape C). Includes presentations by Father James G. Jones and Norval Morris. (Part 2 of 3)
A panel at University of Chicago Law School discuss ending capital punishment (tapes A and B) and with Dick Gregory (tape C). Includes presentations from Hans W. Mattick and Arthur Wineberg. (Part 1 of 3)
Discussing capital punishment with author Nelson Algren. Includes interviews with William (Bill) Witherspoon, a death row inmate; Jack Johnson, warden of Cook County Jail; and an [unidentified woman] who marched in protest at the execution of James Dukes in 1962.
Mr Bugliosi and Mr. Gentry discuss, "Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders,". Bugliosi was the prosecutor in the case against the Manson "family" for the murders of Sharon Tate and others. The interview opens with "Home is where you are happy" performed by Charles Manson and an excerpt of Catherine Shur Manson's sister talking about her brother. They speak in depth on the Manson "family" and the key players in the murders; Susan Atkins, Steve Grogan, Linda Kasabian, Patricia Krenwinkel, Leslie Van Houten and Charles Watson.
Ray Girardin, Detroit Police Commissioner, is opposed to capital punishment. In 1930, he witnessed a man being put to death and he says it's a horrible sight to behold. Representative Robert Canfield of Rockford, explained that the state doesn't have the right to put a man to death. He further explained that the death penalty does more harm than good. Springfield freshman representative Jim Moran talks about House Bill 28 and the abolishment of the death penalty going through.