NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 18, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(London, England: Stephen Frazier) English defector to USSR Kim Philby's interview on USSR television discussed; scenes shown. [British authority on Sec. Service Chapman PINCHER - says Philby was villain who betrayed many people to their deaths.] Philby's introduction to communism and espionage discussed; scenes shown. Guy Burgess and Don. Maclean also discussed as defecting traitors. Excerpts of 1951 interview shown of Philby and Edwin Newman. [PHILBY - says in interview he is not a spy.] CIA reported Philby as KGB colonel and refused to trust any British agent. [PINCHER - says that damage was irreparable.] Philby's appearance on Soviet television reported involving Latvian protests he asserted were caused by West agents. Philby's life said the prototype of the spy novel.
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