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

The News Vault from KCBS Radio
Friday, January 18th
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.