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Title:
The Thomas Jefferson Defense
Plot:
In order to exonerate him being indicted for murder, Thomas Jefferson must defend an Indian chief from the county sheriff and the narrow viewpoint of the prevailing time.
Episode:
0353
Air Dates:
First Run - September 27, 1975
Repeat - July 9, 1976
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A young man murders a rival (who is half Indian and half white) and blames the murder on an Indian chief - who also happens to be the victims uncle. In spite of the willingness of the locals to simply lynch the accused, a young Thomas Jefferson insists that he be given a fair trial and attempts to discredit the story of the accuser as he defends the man. This is a good program.

Thomas Jefferson defends an Indian chief against a murder charge. He must battle the local sheriff and the prevailing attitudes of the time to get justice for an innocent man.

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