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CIA Spying / Senate Report #43367

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 18, 1976
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(Studio) Senate Intelligence Committee staff report says CIA spied on Americans and tried to learn if Communist influences were behind anti-war protests.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Detroit, Michigan) 1967 film shows Detroit riots in which 42 killed and 2000 hurt.
REPORTER: Frank Tomlinson

(Ohio State University, Ohio) May 1970 film shows student protest. Young CIA agents infiltrated protest groups.
REPORTER: Frank Tomlinson

(No location given) June 1968 shows President Lyndon B. Johnson. LBJ wanted to know what foreign influence was behind riots and protests.
REPORTER: Frank Tomlinson

(DC) February 1973 shows ex-CIA Director Richard Helms, who set up Operation Chaos. Plan continued under Nixon administration although Helms questioned its legality. CIA continued to report that there was no foreign influence in the dissent. "Chaos" resulted in names of 300,000 Americans being placed in CIA computer.
REPORTER: Frank Tomlinson

Reasoner, Harry;
Tomlinson, Frank

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