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FBI / Charter #260434

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 10, 1979
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(Studio) Hearing with regard to charter for FBI said opened. Disclosures of civil rts. abuses by FBI recalled.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) said supporting charter move. COINTELPRO program of FBI recalled. J. Edgar Hoover shown on screen. Case of communist Mary Blair of Milwaukee noted. [BLAIR - speaks of losing jobs as result of FBI actions.] Timuel Black case cited. [Prof. Loop College BLACK - calls FBI action petty.] Lucille Montgomery case cited. [MONTGOMERY - expresses anger and sadness.] [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) attorney Jerry BERMAN - says charter does not have adequate controls over FBI.] [FBI director William WEBSTER - supports charter.] Possibility of debate heating up considered.
REPORTER: Jim McManus (File footage)

Cronkite, Walter;
McManus, Jim

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