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CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 23, 1976
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(Studio) CIA Director William Colby criticizes Congress for leaking CIA secrets.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Colby for leak-proof congress oversight of CIA. [COLBY - says information in House Intelligence Committee report is classified.] House committee votes 9-4 to okay report [Chairperson Otis PIKE - explains deletions and corrections in report] [Ranking Republican Representative Robert McCLORY - says report violates agreement made with Ford and intelligence agencies.] Senate Intelligence Committee accepts Richard Nixon's offer to testify in writing with regard to 1970 surveillance plan and covert operations in Chile. Committee to release information to Justice Department for Richard Helms perjury study. Committee will not call Frank Sinatra to find out more with regard to CIA, Mafia and Kennedy link.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

(Studio) Ex-employee of CBS and ABC, Sam Jaffee, who had admitted FBI connections during that time, says he heard that John Chancellor of NBC and Walter Cronkite were on list of CIA agents. All sources deny Jaffee's story. Staff director of House Intelligence Committee says Jaffee not credible witness. CIA says Cronkite and Chancellor never connected with agency. CBS news policy is to fire anyone caught working for government agency. Reporter cites own views on subject.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel

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