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Person of The Week (Kim Philby) #115577

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 13, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Death of Harold (Kim) Philby, spy for USSR against Great Britain, this week recalled. [PHILBY - talks about communists] [British journalist Philip KNIGHTLEY - calls Philby most remarkable spy in history of espionage.] Philby's life and career outlined; photos and historical film shown. [KNIGHTLEY - comments on the young Philby.] Recruitment of Philby, Guy Burgess and Don. Maclean by Marxists at Cambridge Univ. discussed. [Ex- CIA director Stansfield TURNER - says British secret service did not check up on these people.] Philby's postwar role as CIA liaison recalled; historical film and photos shown. [Following defection of Burgess and Maclean, PHILBY - explains being asked to resign.] Philby's own defection in 1963 recalled; his KGB role noted. [PHILBY - talks about security.] Julius Caesar quoted with regard to traitors and treason.

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam
Duration:
00:04:40

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