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ITT (International Telephone And Telegraph Corporation) / Chile #25139

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 28, 1973
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(Studio) CIA official testifies to Senate committee with regard to ITT's efforts to influence politics in Chile.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Capitol Hill) William Broe, CIA agent, was in charge of operations in Latin American when Chile's Marxist President Allende came to power. Senator Frank Church says Broe testified ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) hatched a plot to block Allende's election and offered CIA money to help pay for it. ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) chairperson Harold Geneen made offer to Broe. [CHURCH - says Geneen offered to subsidize campaign Jorge Alessandri, Allende's opponent. Offered money through CIA. Brow rejected Geneen's offer.] Broe later met with ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) Vice President Edward Gerrity to discuss possibility of applying economy pressure on Chile.

Clark, Bob;
Smith, Howard K.

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