NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 05, 1976
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(Studio) Senate Intelligence Committee staff report says high White House and Justice Department representatives in Kennedy and Johnson admins. must share blame for FBI smear campaign against Dr. Martin Luther King Junior
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) August 1963 film shows march on DC. Events such as this convinced FBI that King was most dangerous Negro leader in country FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover called King "demagogue." Hoover said King was no good and a liar. King visited Hoover 1 year later but Hoover's bitterness persisted and harassment continued 1964 film shown. Report says ex-Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy okayed initial wiretap on King. President John F. Kennedy once warned King of FBI smear campaign, but did nothing to stop FBI. President John Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson received FBI reports on King.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan
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