Chuck Barris (CIA)

Jacob Silverman filed this request with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.
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From: Jacob Silverman

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All files pertaining to Charles Hirsch Barris, popularly known as Chuck Barris, creator of the "Gong Show" who also claimed to be associated with the CIA. Barris died Tuesday, March 22, 2017, according to Barris' representatives and as reported in the New York Times and many other outlets (

The requested documents will be processed by a journalist before being made available to the general public. Because this request isn't being made for commercial purposes, I ask that you waive all fees.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Jacob Silverman

From: Central Intelligence Agency

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.