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Hughes, CIA Collaboration / Russian Sub/ Glomar Explorer #481810

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 19, 1975
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(Studio) Howard Hughes built ship, Glomar Explorer, for CIA to be used in $250 million intelligence-gathering project. Ship supposedly built to mine ocean floor, but ship actually helped raise Russian sub from Pacific. CIA raised part of sub but didn't get portion with missiles and codes. Operation known as Project Jennifer.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Los Angeles, California) Pictures of Glomar Explorer shown; physical characteristics detailed. Barge used in bottom of Glomar Explorer to retrieve submarine. Ship operated by Global Marine, under contract to Howard Hughes. [Hughes' spokesperson Dick HANNAH - refuses comment on ship or project.]
REPORTER: Roy Neal

(Studio) Project marvel of technological intelligence-gathering. Raising of sub explained in detail.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Controversy over CIA project heated. Chairperson of House oversight of CIA committee , Lucien Nedzi, says his panel told of operation and Hughes' involvement before ship sailed. [Former CIA deputy director Ray CLINE - defends CIA's using Howard Hughes on project. Admits success of operation more limited than hoped.] [Retired Admiral LaROCQUE - says benefit of sub's retrieval absolutely marginal. In last 20 years, CIA's activities have hurt best interests of American]
REPORTER: Robert Goralski

(Studio) Russian sub not only item United States has tried to pluck out of ocean.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Former high-ranking official of CIA told NBC news that American forces have recovered electronic equipment and weapons from Soviet ships and planes lost at sea. Recoveries have occurred in North Sea and Sea of Japan; details given.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Goralski, Robert;
Neal, Roy;
Rowan, Ford
Duration:
00:07:50

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