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House Assassinations Committee / Kennedy Hearings #500721

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 21, 1978
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(Studio) Former Warren Commission member Gerald Ford's testimony to House Assassinations Committee on assassination of John F. Kennedy detailed; Ford's statements about Lee Harvey Oswald and conspiracy theorists reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Warren Cmsn.'s reliance on Secret Service, FBI and CIA information in investigation noted. Ford's confirmation that FBI and CIA withheld significant information stated; withheld information reported to include CIA plot to kill Fidel Castro. [FORD - says commission would have been required to extend probe into those matters if it had known of them.] Former President's remarks about FBI documents released last year that suggested his agreement to inform FBI of commission activity outlined; his admission of mtg. with J. Edgar Hoover's assistant before commission work began mentioned. [FORD - comments on criticism of commission] Testimony of 2 other former commission members concurring with Ford in belief that Lee Harvey Oswald was lone killer cited.

Brinkley, David;
Kur, Bob

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