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Cable Messages Intercepted / Committee Investigates #244773

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 10, 1976
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(Studio) House government operations subcommittee investigates government interception of private communications.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [Former RCA executive Vice President Sidney SPARKS - claims responsibility for starting the program in 1947 under carefully regulated conditions. Had been with army security agency during World War II. Explains procedure.] Howard Hawkins, board chairperson RCA global communications, ordered stop of intercepts last summer. Bella Abzug challenges Hawkins' honesty. [ABZUG - warns FCC rep. not to use word "security" in these hearings.] [Federal Communications Commission chairperson Richard WILEY - responds.] [ABZUG - interrupts often with questions, charges Wiley with acting lawlessly.] ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) execs. to testify tomorrow.
REPORTER: Bernard Shaw

Cronkite, Walter;
Shaw, Bernard

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