McCain Nabbed POW Footage For Commercials, Creating A Possible Legal Row

11/23/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Tom Leonard Daily Telegraph

The Republicans have used shots and excerpts from the 1967 interview in their advertising but the widow of the journalist who made the film says it was released without her permission.

Mei Chen Chalais, whose husband, Francois, spoke to a bedridden McCain, is demanding payment from at least seven French and American broadcasters.

Her lawyers say they even sent a letter on the rights issue to Mr McCain's campaign team, although Mme Chalais does not want to sue the former PoW.

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