NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 05, 1975
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(Studio) President Ford names Vice President Nelson Rockefeller to head 8-member panel study of charges of CIA illegally spying on Americans Other mbrs.: ex-Governor Ronald Reagan; retired general Lyman Lemnitzer; ex-Solicitor General and ex-dean Harvard Law School, Erwin Griswold; ex-Treasury Secretary and undersecretary State C. Doug. Dillon; AFL-CIO secretary-treas. Joseph Lane Kirkland; ex-Secretary Commerce, John J. Connor, and Edgar Shannon, retired University Virginia President Senator Hugh Scott praises panel.
REPORTER: Tom Snyder
(DC) [Senator William PROXMIRE - says panel unlikely to give critical report that CIA activities require. Afraid commission may be matter of playing for time and hoping criticism dies away.]
REPORTER: Charles Quinn
(Studio) Panel has 90 days to wind up study. Department of Justice and Congress studying CIA, as well as CIA report of CIA.
REPORTER: Tom Snyder
(DC) Ford has seen report from CIA director, William Colby, answering charges. [Press Secretary Ron NESSEN - says Ford feels questions were raised by Colby report and his mtgs. with Colby, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Defense Secretary James Schlesinger.] White House representative says ex-dir. Richard Helms said CIA didn't violate legal charter and Helms takes liberal view with regard to charter. Another aide says Ford compelled to do more besides accept CIA report Bd. to decide if safeguards needed for CIA.
REPORTER: John Cochran
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