NBC Evening News for Monday, Jan 30, 1984
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(Studio) Pol. activism of Lyndon La Rouche in 1960s, then known as Lyn Marcus and decidedly leftist, recalled; his current political life noted focusing on extreme right-wing attitude.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(NYC) Smear campaign against NBC Chicago affiliate researcher Marcie Permut following her research on La Rouche described. [PERMUT - notes extent of smear tactics against her in neighborhood.] Baltimore "Sun" reporter Mark Arax noted also target of smears and threats after beginning article on La Rouche. [ARAX - was distressed.] Similar anonymous telephone calls to NBC personnel in developing this story noted. [Voice of CALLER - claims to know reporter's identification, activities.] La Rouche's presidential campaign said based on belief in international conspiracies encompassing Britain, Jews, USSR . [La Rouche SUPPORTER - claims media is KGB as well as liberal wing of Democratic party] La Rouche supporters' claims of "Walter Mondale conspiracy" cited. [Anti-Defamation League spokesperson Avid ROSEN - notes La Rouche claims Holocaust was Jewish conspiracy.] Growth of La Rouche cult described; extent of cult's finances, success in winning local elecs. cited. La Rouche cult members said providing intelligence reports to Teamsters president Jackie Presser in early 1980s; details given. Presence of La Rouche cult member at White House daily briefings mentioned, shown. General viciousness of La Rouche cult considered.
REPORTER: Brian Ross