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Senators Decry Use of Military for Paar Show in West Berlin

Sept. 8, 1961 - "Shocking," "disgraceful," and "highly dangerous" were descriptions applied by Senators today to describe the use of U.S. Army forces in the filming of a Jack Paar television show in West Berlin yesterday. The Defense Department, with White House approval, ordered an investigation. Majority Leader Mike Mansfield told the Senate that the situation in Berlin was a world tragedy, not a television spectacular "to be made into some kind of game for the personal profit of personalities in the entertainment world." Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey, assistant Democratic leader, told the Senate that Premier Khrushchev could use an incident of this kind for propaganda "and beat us over the head with it."


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