ABC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 07, 1986
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Dean Reynolds) "US News and World Report" journalist Nicholas Daniloff reported formally indicted here for espionage. [TV ANNOUNCER - (thru translator) reports indictment.] [Voice of magazine spokesperson Jeff TRIMBLE - describes telephone conversation with Daniloff; remarks transcribed on screen.] KGB said believed holding Daniloff in exchange for agent Gennady Zakharov, held in NYC; details given, scenes shown. [Gennady GERASIMOV - claims evidence that Daniloff spied.] Allegations of Tass and "Izvestia" described.
(DC: Steve Shepard) President Reagan's continued silence on case noted; press spokesperson Larry Speakes quoted on screen. Implications of Daniloff's contd. detention for US-USSR relations, especially preparations for fall summit, considered. [Courtesy "Meet the Press", undersecretary state Michael ARMACOST - explains diplomacy effect of situation.] ["US News and World Report" publisher Mortimer ZUCKERMAN - considers factors underlying KGB seizure of Daniloff.]
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Reagan noted sending written message about Daniloff case to Mikhail Gorbachev; details given. Ruth Daniloff quoted.
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