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George H.W. Bush on Journalistic Immunity (04:48)

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George H.W. Bush, Director of the CIA in 1976, responds to questions from the press about possible abuses or power and cover-ups by the CIA. Proposed legislation would require journalists to divulge their news sources.

George H.W. Bush on Richard Nixon's China Visit (02:47)

George H.W. Bush, Director of the CIA in 1976, discusses why he believes Richard Nixon was invited to visit China. Bush argues that Nixon's domestic disgrace made no difference to China.

George H.W. Bush Domestic Spying (01:47)

George H.W. Bush, Director of the CIA in 1976, justifies certain aspects of domestic spying. He argues that there is adequate oversight within the government to stave off abuses of the surveillance program.

George H.W. Bush on His Appointment to Director of the CIA (02:32)

George H.W. Bush explains why he accepted the job as Director of the CIA in 1976. He believes he can do the job with integrity and accepted the position out of a sense of service. He says he will work to fix the problems within the agency.

George H.W. Bush on Information Leaks and American Security (03:20)

George H.W. Bush, Director of the CIA in 1976, responds to press questions about leaks to the press about covert operations in Angola. These leaks prompted Congress to cut off aid to Angola.

George H.W. Bush on Covert Operations Abroad (01:25)

George H.W. Bush, Director of the CIA in 1976, responds to questions about of covert actions in Angola. Bush explains the interconnectedness events linking Angola and other American interests abroad. Bush will not alert Congress about covert operations.

George H.W. Bush on the Essential Nature of Covert Capability (02:56)

George H.W. Bush, Director of the CIA in 1976, discusses the publication of the secret report of the House Intelligence Committee. Bush defends the seeming paradox between covert operations in Angola that he had calls "the public will."

George H.W. Bush on Government Oversight of CIA (02:43)

George H.W. Bush, Director of the CIA in 1976, discusses government "machinery" that would, along with more congressional oversight, function to keep leaks and abuses at low levels within the CIA.

George H.W. Bush on Criminal Sanctions Against Members of Congress (02:04)

George H.W. Bush, Director of the CIA in 1976, discusses congressional criminal sanctions to prevent divulging of government secrets. Though White House staff can be prosecuted, members of the executive branch would not be.

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George H. W. Bush: February 22, 1976

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In response to the shocking exposure of the domestic espionage action known as Operation CHAOS, the CIA came under the fierce scrutiny of the Church and Pike Committees and the Rockefeller Commission. In this edition of Meet the Press, the panel grills the newly installed Director of the CIA, George H. W. Bush. Heated discussion centers primarily on leaked information about covert operations in Angola and more attentive governmental oversight of the CIA. Bush's motivation for accepting the controversial CIA appointment is also questioned, and Richard Nixon's post-resignation visit to China is discussed. Introduced by Tim Russert.

Length: 27 minutes

Item#: BVL39077

ISBN: 978-1-4213-9163-2

Copyright date: ©2007

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