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Person of The Week (James Madison) #102602

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 02, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) James Madison's commitment to freedom of speech and press bearing on US-USSR relations examined; Madison quoted on screen. USSR 's handling of Chernobyl nuclear disaster cited as example [Librarian of Congress Dan. BOORSTIN - notes irony in Chernobyl disaster.] [Soviet spokesperson Vladimir LOMEIKO - acknowledges difference between United States and USSR coverage of such accidents.] US government's handling of Three Mile Island accident reviewed. [1979, Pennsylvania Governor Richard THORNBURGH - denies imminent catastrophic event.] [Constitutional scholar Benno SCHMIDT - notes Madison's belief that democracy depends on freedom of press and speech.] [Historian Arthur SCHLESINGER - agrees.]

Jennings, Peter

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