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(Studio) Report on congress reports on FBI.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Martin Luther King advocated civil disobedience and criticized FBI. FBI tried to stop colleges from giving King honorary degrees; tapped his phone and bugged his hotel room; leaked derogatory stories to press and tried to keep King from meeting Pope. [Chief cnsl. Senate Intelligence Committee F.A.O. SCHWARZ - says FBI mailed anonymous letter to King before he was awarded Nobel Peace Prize.] Letter suggested King kill self before accepting prize or else certain documents would be published.
REPORTER: Fred Graham
(DC) Charged that FBI has right-wing bias and has gone after left-wingers for political reasons. [Ex-FBI informer Robert HARDY - tells of FBI effort to learn how to break into Camden, New Jersey, draft headquarters Group of people arrested there on August 22; country could see FBI right about threat from radical left.] FBI morale reported high.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Graham, Fred;
- Stahl, Lesley
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