Dick Leonard Records Own Testimony in San Francisco Courtroom January 7, 1958

On January 7, 1958, KCBS Radio news editor Dick Leonard appeared as a witness in a San Francisco criminal trial. Leonard's appearance was noteworthy not just because a journalist had been called to testify, but also because Superior Court Judge Raymond Arata allowed him to record the proceedings with the relatively-new tool for radio reporters: a "Mohawk Midgetape" audio recorder.

This audio file was created from a reel-to-reel tape dubbed from the original Midgetape recording and is incomplete due to multiple breaks in the tape.

 
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