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FBI / Librarians #321578

CBS Evening News for Saturday, May 07, 1988
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) FBI program in which librarians are asked to report suspicious people reported [American Library Association spokesperson C. James SCHMIDT - calls it library intrusion program.] FBI's fear that USSR agents are out to steal classified information noted. [FBI director William SESSIONS - explains library awareness program.] [SCHMIDT - says FBI agents are now visiting librarians at home.] Incident in which FBI agent in Florida asked to see confidential library files examined. [Broward Cnty., Florida, libraries director Cecil BEACH - calls it "big brotherism."] [SESSIONS - responds to librarians.] [BEACH - says librarians are guardians of people's rights to read.] Librarians' opposition to FBI program reiterated.

Schieffer, Bob

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