NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 08, 1980
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(Studio) FBI reported working undercover in numerous investigations across nation; goal of "sting" operations mentioned
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) 2 more undercover operations said expected to be disclosed soon; loan sharking, racketeering and extortion rings said involving local politicians in 3 metropolitan areas. J. Edgar Hoover's opposition to such operations recalled; film shown. Change of rules by director Clarence Kelly mentioned; FBI tapes of sting operations shown, detailed. "Operation Abscam's" possible impact on criticism of undercover operations noted; FBI director William Webster quoted with regard to implication of public officials in such operations.
REPORTER: Carl Stern