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US-USSR Relations / Medvid Follow-Up #101719

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 03, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Incident last year when USSR sailor Miroslav Medvid attempted to defect to United States and then allegedly changed mind recalled.

(New Orleans, Louisiana: Mark Potter) Background to controversy reviewed; claim by some that man who was interrogated by United States officials wasn't actually Medvid but a Soviet plant examined. Photos shown. [Joe WYMAN - denies man iden. by Sovs. as Medvid was the sailor; explains.] [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - denies allegation of switch.]

Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Mark

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