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Illegal Wiretapping / Police #240646

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 23, 1975
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(Studio) National wiretap commission investigating how much eavesdropping going on and how it's carried out.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Illegal wiretapping and bugging is cause for concern. [Chief investigator wiretap commission Michael HERFHMAN - says some police depts. don't have authority to conduct court-ordered wiretapping, but have purchased wiretapping and bugging equipment anyway.] Exs. of equipment shown. Asked about effect of Watergate. [HERFHMAN - says with Watergate and other sensationalized stories about illegal wiretapping, price of equipment goes up.] Probable panel recommendations outlined.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

Cronkite, Walter;
Serafin, Barry

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