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CIA Mail Surveillance / Damages Case #251946

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 11, 1977
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(Studio) Brooklyn federal grand jury begins consideration of test case to decide if victims of CIA mail surveillance, carried on over 20-yr. period, are entitled to damages.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Plaintiffs in case are: Amherst College professor, who wrote letter to USSR scholar; Minneapolis, Minnesota, artist, whose letter from son studying in Moscow was opened; and Cambridge, Massachusetts, woman, who had met famous dissident on trip to USSR and had written him letter. Arguments of government's attorney and defense attorney Herbert Jordan to jury and Judge Jack Weinstein, and judge's instructions to jury noted.
REPORTER: Fred Graham Artist: Al Herr

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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