Search the Archive

FBI Break-Ins / Hearings Begin #247669

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 26, 1976
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Federal grand jury in Washington, DC begins hearings with regard to allegations that high-level FBI officials ordered illegal burglaries.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Justice Department civil rights division chief Stanley Pottinger arrives to begin inquiry. Former FBI associate director Mark Felt admits approving break-ins. [FELT - says he'll cooperate and assume responsibility. Says part of difference between him and prosecutor is whether acts are morally defensible.] Also testifying is former FBI intelligence chief Edward Miller; both men say burglaries approved by former acting FBI director L. Patrick Gray. More testimony to be heard before decision made whether to call Gray before jury. Today FBI doesn't deny story with regard to FBI Director Clarence Kelley requesting break-in permission when head of Birmingham, Alabama, FBI office in late 1950's.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Graham, Fred;
Mudd, Roger

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.