Nightly News   |  September 26, 2013

During Vietnam War, NSA monitored prominent Americans overseas

Among those on the NSA’s list were: journalists Tom Wicker and Art Buchwald, Muhammad Ali, Sen. Frank Church, and Sen. Howard Baker. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> fresh reminder that before there was a computer era there were concerns over privacy. new evidence shows how the nsa targeted the overseas communications of prominent americans during the height of the vietnam war . while they had no business doing it, that's never stopped this sort of thing. among those on the list, journalist tom wickers and art buckwald, muhammed ali , senator howard baker . not exactly enemies of democracy. the details of what was known as operation minorette were obtained through the freedom of information act .