Search the Archive

CIA / Special Report #473831

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 25, 1974
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. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(Studio) CIA special report deals with clandestine activities in other cntrys.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Because of Chile, accepted CIA role questioned. Policy of CIA clandestine activity defended by President Ford September 16, 1974; film shown. [Senator Frank CHURCH - believes United States lowering itself to Russian level by intervening in others' affairs. CIA clandestine policies come home eventually; Watergate perfect example] Congress upset because it was unaware of extent of CIA involvement in Chile. On March 22, 1974, then Secretary of State William Rogers says CIA didn't act wrongfully with regard to Chile. On February 7, 1973, Senator Stuart Symington questioned then CIA director Richard Helms with regard to CIA involvement in Chile. Helms claimed CIA never attempted to overthrow Allende govt, in Chile. At confirmation hearings for Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, he said efforts in Chile were to strengthen democratic political process. Representative Michael Harrington questioned former deputy ambassador in Chile about destabilization of Chilean government, but truth hot told. [CIA director William COLBY - believes congress control over CIA sufficient. Believes CIA essential to preservation of democracy in American] Few Congmen. propose abolishment of CIA; no sweeping changes foreseen.
REPORTER: Robert Goralski

(Studio) Harrington says Congmen. on cmtes. involved with CIA generally go along with executive branch in foreign policy; no real changes on horizon.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Goralski, Robert

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.