1973: Exposing COINTELPRO

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Carl Stern ’59

As a reporter for NBC News, Carl Stern made groundbreaking use of the Freedom of Information Act to uncover the FBI’s secret counterintelligence programs to harass and “neutralize” organizations and individuals whose political activities it deemed unwelcome. His Peabody-award winning enterprise led to Congressional hearings and significant reforms.

 

NBC Nightly News — Dec. 6, 1973 

 

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