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The editors of the United Press chose the Sheppard murder trial as one of the top 10 stories of 1954. Other stories mentioned included: the shooting of five congressmen in the House of Representatives; peace in Indochina, including the fall of Dien Bien Phu and the Geneva Conference; Democrats winning control of the House and Senate and the Supreme Court's decision to outlaw racial segregation in Brown v. Board of Education.
Sam Sheppard, Cleveland Press
Cleveland Press, "54/12/21 Sheppard Trial Listed in 10 Top News Events" (1954). All Articles. 33.