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Civilian Surveillance Hearings #215594

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 02, 1971
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(Studio) Senate committee hears testimony on extent military spying on civilians.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Assistant Defense Secretary Robert Froehlke admits Pentagon collected information on 25 million people, many files now destroyed. [FROEHLKE - says agents posed as photographers during Democratic National Convention to interview, film demonstrators; similar methods used for inauguration; admits existence of file on Senator Adlai Stevenson III.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY - says something missing in intelligence system to require such measures.] [FROEHLKE - says tensions were high; Army only unit of government with resources to gather info in crisis situations.]
REPORTER: Tony Sargent

Cronkite, Walter;
Sargent, Tony

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