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House Assassinations Committee / Kennedy Hearings #55712

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 15, 1978
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(Studio) Testimony to House Assassinations Committee about photos of Lee Harvey Oswald, with regard to chgs. they were retouched or faked, detailed. Other testimony from former CIA official about Oswald's possible contacts with Soviet intelligence reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Details given on retired CIA official John Hart's testimony that CIA treatment of Yuri Nosenko, Soviet agent who defected in 1964, was potential source with regard to Oswald's period of time in USSR , and that Nosenko was locked up for 3 years because CIA believed he was planted by Sovs. Photos shown. [John Limond HART - describes treatment of Nosenko. Reads document listing suggested ways to keep Nosenko's illegal incarceration from being divulged.] Nosenko's statements about Oswald's relations with KGB outlined; Hart's recommendation that committee not rely on Nosenko as reliable witness on Oswald's activities stated. [Representative Louis STOKES - asks witness to rate performance of CIA in Nosenko case.] [HART - would use lowest figure available in rating.]

Hume, Brit;
Reynolds, Frank

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