NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 05, 1975
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(Studio) CIA director William Colby appears before House subcommittee and admits CIA files on unspecified number of Americans do exist, incling. subcommittee chairperson Bella Abzug.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Capitol Hill) [Ms. ABZUG - calls file an invasion of her privacy.] [COLBY - says some things shouldn't be in Ms. Abzug's file, but certain matters vital to file.] [ABZUG - assumes recent trip to Indochina to be incld. in file.] [COLBY - says there won't be file on Ms. Abzug. From now on CIA to be interested in an American's activities abroad only as result of positive request by FBI.] [Ms. ABZUG - doesn't understand how CIA can say it won't spy on individuals anymore and in next breath say CIA will spy on individuals.] Colby reveals CIA compiling system much larger, more inclusive and more highly computerized than disclosed.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan