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Medvid Incident / Follow-Up #101516

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 02, 1986
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Soviet seaman Miroslav Medvid's attempt to get political asylum in New Orleans, Louisiana, last year and his eventual decision to return to USSR recalled.

(New Orleans, Louisiana: Sheryl McCarthy) "New York Times" said suggesting Sovs. switched official for Medvid in interview with United States representatives; details discussed. Scenes, photos shown. [Senator Gordon HUMPHREY - doubts Medvid who signed stmt. was same man who jumped ship.] [Lieutenant James GELTZ - describes witness' claim photograph of man identification as Medvid wasn't actually him.] Other evidence examined, include guard Joe Wyman's description of sailor. [HUMPHREY - explains call for Congress inquiry.] [Senator Alan SIMPSON - disagrees.]

Donaldson, Sam;
McCarthy, Sheryl

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