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ITT (International Telephone And Telegraph Corporation) / Chile #469305

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 20, 1973
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(Studio) ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) officials testify to Senate subcommittee about charges ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) tried to influence government's policy towards Chile under rule Salvadore Allende.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) Vice President William Merriam admits ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) talked with White House and other officials, discussing Chilean election. ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) memos show company worked closely with CIA to stop Allende by economy pressure. [MERRIAM - says ITT talked with Henry Kissinger and State Department about what would happen if Allende elected.] [Senator Frank CHURCH - says ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) also talked to Mr. Broe of CIA and recommended course of action which Broe approved.] [Senator Edmund MUSKIE - concludes ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) and CIA collaborating.] Merriam admits turning over report to CIA on various ways economy pressure could be brought against Chile. [MERRIAM - says ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) wasn't trying to blackmail Allende, but Allende took ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) property and ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) hoped government would threaten him with econ. disaster unless he paid off ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) and Anaconda.] Tomorrow former CIA chief John McCone testifies.
REPORTER: Paul Duke

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Duke, Paul
Duration:
00:02:40

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