NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 21, 1977
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(Studio) At Senate hearing, CIA mystery man Dr. Sidney Gottlieb says CIA warned White House about 1971 that attempts might be made to drug Richard Nixon on trips abroad. Also says that after 1 trip, White House staff members showed signs of possibly having been drugged.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Gottlieb ran CIA's drug experiment program and says research was used to alert President's physician to danger signs of possible use of drugs. Former CIA scientist says there was concern after 1 trip that 2 Nixon aides might have been drugged to cause disoriented behavior. [GOTTLIEB - cites recollection of those it included and symptoms individuals experienced.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY - asks about circumstances.] [GOTTLIEB - understands that it could not be absolutely concluded that long after incident that behavior due to covert drugging.] Scientist says it happened in potentially hostile country about 1971; Nixon made no such trips that year Nixon's physician, Dr. Walter Tkach refuses to answer reporters' questions.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan
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