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Cuban Missile Crisis / Scali #106183

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 29, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: John Martin) Cuban missile crisis of 1962 recalled; details given, scenes shown. Blockade of Cuba following spotting of USSR missiles in Cuba recalled. [President John F. KENNEDY - comments.] USSR premier Nikita Khrushchev's ordering of Soviet intelligence representative Aleksandr Fomin to propose solution to crisis to American journalist John Scali described. [SCALI - recalls his response.] [Ex-State Department official Roger HILSMAN - recalls Scali's approaching him.] Secretary of State Dean Rusk's ordering of Scali to see Fomin again after Khrushchev altered his demands recalled. [SCALI - accused Fomin of a double cross.] [Ex-National Sec. Adviser McGeorge BUNDY - praises Scali's hard-line decision.] Radio Moscow's report of Khrushchev's reply regarding Cuban missile installations played. [SCALI - notes promising Kennedy not to reveal his role.] Restaurant meeting place for Scali and Fomin shown.

Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John

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