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Segment 3 (The Children and The CIA) #490852

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 11, 1977
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(Studio) Recent revelations with regard to clandestine operations of CIA noted. Special report on the interest of the organization in children.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(No location given) (Home movie film of children at European camp of Children's International Summer Village, taken in 1950's, is shown.) These camps were to bring together children from around world for better understanding of one another. Has been learned that CIA was studying children in camps at Hammerfest, Norway and Vienna, Austria, for possible future recruits. Accding. to documents examined by reporter, this was part of CIA's MKUltra project. Details of CIA documents with regard to camps cited; no one running camps had knowledge of CIA's interest, according to documents. American director for camps was Dr. Doris Twichallelan, who now lives in Trenton, ME. [TWICHALLELAN - is stunned to find out about this; was being used.] Has also been learned CIA paid for study of adolescents in San Antonio, Austin, and El Paso, Texas; details noted. Again, no one running program knew of CIA involvement. Prof. Carolyn Sharrif was one of authors of study; didn't know of CIA funding, until told by reporter [SHARRIF - feels she's been lied to by own government Cites concerns as researcher and as taxpayer.] Both studies were financed through Society for Investigation of Human Ecology, CIA front organization until mid-1960's. Executive director of Society, James Monroe, says reason for studies was to get basic knowledge of humans.
REPORTER: Paul Altmeyer

Reporter(s):
Altmeyer, Paul;
Chancellor, John
Duration:
00:04:10

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