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From the film Freedom Riders: The Media, part 2

Clip: Season 23 Episode 11 | 1m 14s

In a news report from Herb Kaplow, the reporter recounts his experience when covering a Freedom Ride. "The mob came out and went straight to the reporters, and started beating them and kicking them and throwing their cameras down, smashing them on the ground." After the reporters were forced away, the mob turned on the Freedom Riders.

Aired: 09/19/08

Rating: NR

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