Search the Archive

CIA / Harvard Study #87413

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 23, 1984
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Harvard study said claiming CIA developed program under Carter admin. aimed at influencing reporters in United States and West Europe.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Program, aimed at swaying public opinion on controversial neutron bomb, examined; Harvard findings outlined, discussed. [Harvard Pol. Institution director Martin LINSKY - notes press coverage for period, during which reporters were paid to write well of neutron bomb, changed; explains.] Other instances in which CIA paid foreign reporters to influence their coverage reviewed, include Grenada's then leader Maurice Bishop; both Carter and Reagan - admins. noted involved. Details given.
REPORTER: John McWethy

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.