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White House Bugging System / Johnson, Kennedy #26794

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 18, 1973
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(Studio) News on Nixon's White House tapes raises questions on previous President' actions.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(White House) Former President Johnson staff members say they could and did automatically record conversations during last 4 years of administration LBJ phone tap locations given, along with hidden microphone locations. Staff members say White House Communications Agency set up bugging system and was removed when Johnson left White House Govt. sources say secret recordings began with John. F. Kennedy administration [Director JFK Archives Dan FENN - finds JFK tapes of conversations between Kennedy and selected individuals during his administration] Senator Henry Jackson shocked at revelation. To open Senator investigation on matter at once.
REPORTER: Jerry Landay, Mike Tiffy (WCVB-TV film Boston, Massachusetts)

Reasoner, Harry

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