Astor Witness List Is Star-Studded

Kissinger, Walters, Annan could testify
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Apr 15, 2009 9:19 AM CDT
Kofi Annan, former UN secretary general, is on the list of possible witnesses.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The Brooke Astor trial could be a who’s-who of New York hotshots: The list of possible witnesses includes Henry Kissinger, Kofi Annan, David Rockefeller, and Barbara Walters, the Times reports. Vanity Fair boss Graydon Carter said he felt “very privileged” to be on the list, provided by the judge to jurors yesterday. “I think it’s just an accident,” he said.

Prosecutors warned jurors not to get too excited about the big names, though: “We’re not going to call Henry Kissinger to talk about foreign policy, nor will we call Barbara Walters to talk about The View,” said one.