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USSR / Voa #107496

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 17, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Jim Wooten) Voice of America's Russian-language bdcsts. into USSR noted observing 40th anniversary today; organization's history reviewed, historical footage shown. Bernard Baruch quoted. [Former VOA announcer Victor FRANZSUOFF - doubts credibility of "New York Times" estimate of number Soviet listeners at the time.] USSR practice of jamming bdcsts., dubbed "KGB jazz," demonstrated. [VOA director Richard CARLSON - denies program is propaganda.] USSR halt to jamming BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) and demands to halt interruptions of VOA mentioned.

Jennings, Peter;
Wooten, Jim

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