Search the Archive

Electronic Surveillance / National Wiretap Commission Hearings #37872

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 25, 1975
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) National wiretap commission opens hearings to discuss ways to keep sophisticated bugging devices out of hands of people using them illegally.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Capitol Hill) Exs. of electronic surveillance equipment shown. [National wiretap commission James FAHY - demonstrates 1 piece of equipment that looks like ordinary socket.] [National wiretap commission John VanDEWERKER - shows 1 device that must be assembled under microscope.] Mfrs. estimate that for every piece of equipment made and sold legitimately, at least 300 devices used illegally.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

Gibson, Charles;
Reasoner, Harry

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.