ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 12, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) "US News and World Report" journalist Nicholas Daniloff, arrested in Moscow by KGB for espionage, profiled; scenes shown. [Voice of DANILOFF - comments on treatment of United States reporters in USSR .] ["US News" chairperson Mortimer ZUCKERMAN - denies Daniloff is spy; mentions John Wayne, Gidget.] Frances Gary Powers' trial in USSR recalled. [Former KGB AGENT - describes KGB's surveillance, attempts to entrap Americans in Moscow.] ["New York Times" reporter Hedrick SMITH - recalls KGB harassment of him.] Daniloff's background as son of Russian emigre reviewed. ["Washington Post" spokesperson Kevin CLOSE - describes Daniloff's professionalism.] [Soviet expert Dimitri SIMES - notes distinction between investigative reporters and spies is not a Soviet capability.] [Former CIA director William COLBY - cites Soviet need to control info.] [SIMES - comments.] [DANILOFF - denies being spy.]
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