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Civilian Surveillance #15061

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 14, 1971
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(Studio) American Society of Newspaper Editors says subpoenas of news photos and reporters' notes reached epidemic proportions; must stop. CIA Director makes 1st public speech.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [CIA Director Richard HELMS - says CIA has no domestic security role; will try to interview United States citizens, having information useful to United States policy makers; no compulsion used in gathering info.; nation must take it on faith; CIA composed of honorable men devoted to US.]
REPORTER: Bill Downs

(Studio) Senator Muskie presents FBI surveillance report to Senator on 40-60 Earth Day rallies last year; proposes independent board to oversee FBI activities; White House Spokesperson says FBI didn't overstep bounds by observing rallies.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Downs, Bill;
Smith, Howard K.

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