Church Committee Hears Testimony on Subway Tests Ca. 1975Unknown - 1975
In response to allegations made in the New York Times in 1974 that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was performing illegal domestic surveillance, wire taps, and break-ins, the U.S. Senate formed an investigative committee led by Frank Church (D-ID). The Church Committee discovered that the CIA had performed a wide range of illegal activities including running vulnerability tests in the New York City subway without alerting city officials or subway passengers. During the 15-month investigation the committee interviewed over 800 people. Though it was initially assumed that the CIA operated without official approval, the Church Committee concluded that the Executive Branch knowingly used excessive covert action. Because of infighting within the committee the official findings were not supported by the key Republican members of the committee, John Towers and Barry Goldwater.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : , WPA Film Library, , 
Copyright Date: ©1975
Characteristics: video file,rda 1 online resource (1 video file (1 min., 32 sec.)) : sound, color