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Helms Sentencing #491596

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 04, 1977
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(Studio) Sentencing of former CIA director Richard Helms on charges stemming from testimony to Senate committee noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Court proceedings, include remarks of defense attorney Edward Bennett Williams and Judge Barrington Parker, detailed. [WILLIAMS - reacts to sentence.] [HELMS - responds to Parker's comments. Thinks it's time Congress and President decide how to conduct such testimony in future.] Admin. now working on this problem.
REPORTER: Carl Stern Artist: Betty Wells

(Studio) Helms' dilemma in testimony and reactions to his action and to sentence cited.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Attorney General Bell's comments on case noted. Congress liberals' response to which should be binding, oath of secrecy or one of honesty, cited. [Senator Dick CLARK - thinks Helms lied to Senate Foreign Relations Committee and that equal standards should be applied to all.] [Representative Michael HARRINGTON - cites what he believes are issues in case.] Reporter notes Harrington's criticism of Helms' direction of CIA activity in Chile. Remarks of Senator Howard Baker and refusal to comment by CIA noted.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit

(Studio) Washington, DC establishment's attitude toward CIA described.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Pettit, Tom;
Stern, Carl

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