CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 29, 1977
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(Studio) House intelligence subcommittee 's probe of CIA involvement with jnlists. noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Report on testimony of 3 former ambs. to congress hearing, re: respective views of media ties to CIA. [Ambassador William PORTER - thinks media can take care of self very well in almost any company and can't see potential for contamination of it by contact with CIA.] [Ambassador William TRUEHEART - thinks role of press in United States undermined in this situation; cites reasons.] Ambs.' agreement noted with regard to continued CIA use of foreign jnlists. to gather information and that United States Information Agency should be used to counter anti-American propaganda in foreign cntries., not continued planting of stories in foreign publications by CIA. Hearings resume next week, with CIA director Turner testifying.
REPORTER: Jim McManus
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