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CIA Assassination Rut. / Senate Committee / Ford #237774

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 20, 1975
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(Studio) Senator releases Senate Intelligence Committee's report on foreign assassinations.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Florida) Film shows Ronald Reagan during assassination scare.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite (narrates)

(DC) President Ford sends letter to Senator to try and stop reports' release. Republican leadership also fails to stop report Senators John Tower, Howard Baker and Barry Goldwater stay away from committee [Chairperson Senator Frank CHURCH - says United States must not adopt enemy's tactics.] Report tells of assassination plots involving CIA against Sukarno of Indonesia and Duvalier of Haiti and others. 5 major plots involve: Lumumba of Congo; Castro of Cuba; Trujillo of Dominican Republican; Diem of South Vietnam, and General Schneider of Chile. Details of each Case noted. Committee recommends law to ban killing of foreign leaders CIA never killed foreign leader, but seems to have tried.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel
Duration:
00:03:10

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