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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 14, 1978
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(Studio) Govt.'s reaction to "Decent Interval", book by former CIA chief strategic analyst, Frank Snepp, and attorney general's statement at American Bar Association convention in New Orleans with regard to government action against Snepp reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(New Orleans, Louisiana) Attorney General Bell's comments with regard to lawsuit against Snepp detailed. [BELL - talks about Snepp's alleged breach of contract in publishing some information and cites agreement by Snepp to allow CIA to view text. Denies that this is censorship; cites reasons.] Previous similar case noted, in which government backed down from prosecution of former CIA agent Philip Agee, rather than admit that Agee had tapped diplomatic cables of then-new ally, Egypt.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

Chancellor, John;
Stern, Carl

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