Charles Kuralt’s FBI file

The late Charles Kuralt was one of North Carolina’s most beloved broadcasters. A native of the Charlotte area, his career took him to multiple news and feature programs on the CBS television network.

In an early assignment, Kuralt was CBS’ correspondent in Latin America — during the early 1960s, when U.S. officials were intent on countering the influence of revolutionary Cuban leader Fidel Castro. It was that concern, it appears, that caused the FBI to open a file on Kuralt. His file would eventually grow to 10 classified pages, and also include allegations regarding his reporting on the U.S. invasion of the Dominican Republic in 1965.

See the 2004 Xpress story, “Look Homeward, Big Brother,” for more details.

Click here to download a PDF of the documents.

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