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Army / Civilian Surveillance #450798

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 21, 1970
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(Studio) Justice Department defends Army's right to keep files on civilians; DC court hears complaint that Army surpassing non-pol. role.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Fort Holabird, MD) Army Intelligence headquarters here; former Captain Christopher Pyle charges Army with civilian activity interference; peace rallies, orgs. watched closely.
REPORTER: Dean Brelis (narrates)

(DC) [Moratorium Committee Spokesperson Sam BROWN - verifies Army surveillance of committee activities.] [Attorney Conrad LYNN - says Army taps phones; handles draft cases.] Pentagon denies reports [Senator Sam ERVIN - reports illegality of Army civilian interference; Gestapo-type practice.] Pentagon officials refuse formal comment, say much information useless, activities curtailed; still watching.
REPORTER: Dean Brelis

Brelis, Dean;
Chancellor, John

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