CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 20, 1977
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(Studio) Senate Intelligence Committee chairperson Dan. Inouye announces public hearings to be held next week on CIA drug experiment program, MK-Ultra. Committee hears testimony from CIA director Stansfield Turner. Documents with regard to program are released today by critic of agency.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Documents with regard to MK-Ultra are turned over to CIA critic John Marks under Freedom of Info. Act; Marks claims director Turner distorts significance of program. [MARKS - notes deletions in documents and details with regard to program contained in documents. Says it's manipulation of people's minds.] Turner is asked with regard to charge. [TURNER - says Marks tries to get publicity by taking Turner's words and using them otherwise; CIA isn't involved in drug activity.] Inouye notes problem to be solved before hearings can begin: many names are involved and people could sue United States for unlawful disclosure of identities.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb
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