ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 23, 1981
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(Studio) Herbert Hoover, Art Linkletter, Jack London and Richard Nixon recalled being members of Bohemian Club.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(San Francisco, California) Club's private retreat, Bohemian Grove, featured; site's background recalled. Films, photos shown. Numerous famous and infamous members listed; Eastern Airlines, Standard of IN and Bank of America execs. noted incld. in mbrship. roster. [WAITER - recalls "Free the Fortune 500" button campaign] Details of club's mbrship. and measures taken to ensure retreat's privacy examined. [Sociology professor G. William DOMHOFF - calls it playground for the powerful; discusses ceremony, "cremation of care".] Camp activities discussed; all-male club's patron saint noted. [DOMHOFF - comments on political discussions; recalls Richard Nixon's speeches.] Club's role in development of nuclear power and atomic bomb recalled; Nixon and Ronald Reagan said discussing political ambitions there. Spkrs. noted include Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Edwin Meese; CIA director William Casey said scheduled guest this year of John McCone, former CIA director Baseball owner Peter O'Malley mentioned inviting cmsr. Bowie Kuhn this year; retreat noted facing suit by state of California due to sex discrimination.
REPORTER: Steve Shepard