ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 19, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Andrei Sakharov and Yelena Bonner reported freed from exile.
(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) Story of Sakharov's release told. Scenes shown. [Soviet deputy foreign minister Vladimir PETROVSKY - (thru translator) announces Sakharov's pardon.] Gorbachev reported having conversation with Sakharov. Sakharov's role in creation of USSR hydrogen bomb recalled. [United States amb. to USSR Arthur HARTMAN - praises Sakharov release.] [Bonner's daughter Tatiana YANKELEVICH - reacts to news of release.] Upcoming human rights conference in USSR noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Sakharov said expected to remain in USSR .
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