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Guardian journalist resigns over KGB allegations

Title
Guardian journalist resigns over KGB allegations
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
9 Dec 1994
Year of production
1994
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Duration
00:02:30
Description
Paul Chapman reports on a row which has erupted over allegations that the Guardian newspaper’s literary editor was a KGB agent during the Cold War. Richard Gott has resigned over today’s claims in the Spectator which he is strenuously denying in an open letter published in this morning’s edition of his own paper. Includes interviews with Peter Preston, Guardian editor; Alasdair Palmer, Spectator affairs editor and article author.
Contributors
Peter Preston; Paul Chapman; Alasdair Palmer
Keywords
Newspapers; USSR; Espionage; Cold War; Editors; Resignation (employee); KGB; Guardian; Spectator; Richard Gott

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