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Drug Tests / CIA #35167

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 07, 1975
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(Studio) For 20 years, CIA channeled funds through Navy and National Institute of Mental Health to hide its drug tests on people. Most tests done at Federal Drug Rehabilitation Center in Lexington, Kentucky.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) 2 ex-drug addicts tell Congress they volunteered for tests so they'd get free drugs for their help with experiments. CIA doctor tells how he met with E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy in 1972. [Ex-CIA worker Dr. Edward GUNN - says they asked if he could provide behavioral-altering drug. He told them he could not as he was retired.] [Chairperson committee Senator Edward KENNEDY - asks what the doctor assumed from the request.] [GUNN - assumed they wanted someone to behave peculiarly in public place.] Panel of CIA workers says working through Bureau of Narcotics, drugs were administered to unwitting subjects for 10 years 1 test resulted in death of Frank Olson of CIA. CIA representative says all records with regard to drug tests ordered destroyed by ex-CIA chief, Richard Helms.
REPORTER: Frank Tomlinson

Reporter(s):
Reasoner, Harry;
Tomlinson, Frank
Duration:
00:02:00

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