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Illegal Surveillance / Gray Case #502993

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 23, 1979
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(Studio) Indictment of former FBI director L. Patrick Gray on chgs. of approving illegal searches and wiretaps by FBI agents recalled. Is reported he may not be tried unless federal government makes public information it would rather keep secret.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Possibility that Gray case may be dropped by government due to judge's ruling that government must give Gray certain information noted. FBI director William Webster's contention that publication of information could lead to informant's death reported Other rulings with regard to information for trials of other defs., Mark Felt and Edward Miller, stated. Case, involving surveillance in connection with tracking Weather Underground mbrs., compared to Watergate. Govt. action in other such cases cited. Film shown.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

Cronkite, Walter;
Stern, Carl

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