Chuck Barris FBI

Jacob Silverman filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking #

1370518-000, DOJ-AP-2017-004203

Est. Completion None
No Responsive Documents


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 (

Please also conduct a search of the Central Records System, including but not limited to the Electronic Surveillance (ELSUR) Indices, the Microphone Surveillance (MISUR) Indices, the Physical Surveillance (FISUR) Indices, and the Technical Surveillance (TESUR) Indices, for both main-file records and cross-reference records.

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: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A no responsive documents response.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Jacob Silverman

I would like to appeal the determination on my request, as I don't think an adequate search was performed. The response letter indicated that a search was performed of the electronic surveillance index, but I also requested searches of the Microphone Surveillance (MISUR) Indices, the Physical Surveillance (FISUR) Indices, and the Technical Surveillance (TESUR) Indices.


05/19/2017 12:39 PM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-004203


DOJ-AP-2017-004203 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- No records.

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