Science of Spying (1965) covert actions in Iran, Vietnam, Laos, the Congo, Cuba, and Guatemala

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Science of Spying (1965) Produced by Ted Yates KIA 6/6/1967 Israel Six-Day War - Shot by friendly gunfire in the Jordanian sector of Jerusalem -- This film presents an account of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) activities that had previously been covert, including actions in Iran, Vietnam, Laos, the Congo, Cuba, and Guatemala. The film includes interviews with CIA director Allen Dulles and Dick Bissel. National Archives

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National Archives - Science of Spying - National Security Council. Central Intelligence Agency. (09/18/1947 - 12/04/1981).

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Language English


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Ted Yates
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Overview (1)
Date of Death 5 June 1967, Jerusalem, Israel (war wounds)
Mini Bio (1)

At the time of his death-- killed by gunfire while covering the Six Day War in the Middle East in 1967-- Ted Yates was among the most honored and respected of television's news documentary filmmakers. He was known as a tenacious reporter and producer who had produced seminal documentary films for NBC in the 1960s. He was a pioneer in television documentary, with an intimate understanding of the medium's visual power. During a tribute broadcast following his death, his colleagues described him as "not a daredevil but a dedicated professional."

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

First name: Ted
Last name: Yates

Gender: Male
Job: Producer
Media outlet: NBC
Type of media: TV
Born: United States

Died: 6 June 1967 Israel
War zone: yes


Shot by gunfire in the Jordanian sector of Jerusalem.

US Marine correspondent during Korean War.
Aged 36.

Israel - 1967: Six-Day War

After Israel defeated its Arab neighbours in the 1948 war, they sought revenge. In May 1967, Egyptian President Gamal Abdul Nasser, backed by Syria and Jordan, prevented Iranian oil shipments reaching the Israeli port of Eilat. Israel attacked Egypt on 5 June, quickly destroying most of the Egyptian air force, reached southern Sinai and the Suez Canal on 7 June, pushed the Jordanian army out of the West Bank, took Jerusalem on 9 June and seized the Golan Heights. A US and Soviet imposed ceasefire ended the war on 11 June.

The Six-Day War (Hebrew: מלחמת ששת הימים, Milhemet Sheshet Ha Yamim; Arabic: النكسة, an-Naksah, "The Setback" or حرب ۱۹٦۷, Ḥarb 1967, "War of 1967"), also known as the June War, 1967 Arab–Israeli War, or Third Arab–Israeli War, was fought between June 5 and 10, 1967 by Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt (known at the time as the United Arab Republic), Jordan, and Syria.

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The Documentaries of Ted Yates - August 6, 1967

NBC News documentary producer Ted Yates was no stranger to danger, known for sticking his neck out while traveling to places around the globe where conflicts were brewing or even boiling. He produced the three-part series "The Battle for Asia" which looked at Communist expansion into Thailand, Laos and Indonesia. He also documented the civil war in the Dominican Republic and the guerrilla war in Guatemala. He was working on a documentary on the Middle East when the Six-Day War broke out. Yates was filming in Jerusalem when he and his crew came under fire. He was killed by bullet from a machine gun.

Yates was a visual storyteller whose documentaries were both visceral and poetic. He knew what it was like to be in a battle zone, he had been a Marine correspondent during the Korean War. He knew how to pursue and present a story. He had honed his skills as a producer, director and writer while working with Mike Wallace and David Brinkley.

The content featured here comes from the NBC News Special: "The Documentaries of Ted Yates" and include footage of Egyptians demonstrating on the streets of Cairo in 1967. It aired two months after Yates' death.

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