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ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 20, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) President Reagan's recall of ambassador Arthur Hartman from USSR reported His role here reviewed; details given, scenes shown. [Harvard Russian Research Center spokesperson Marshall GOLDMAN - praises Hartman's performance.] Major foreign and domestic affairs crises during Hartman's tenure, include temporary jailing of United States reporter Nicholas Daniloff as spy, reviewed. [HARTMAN - hopes Mikhail Gorbachev visits US.] Kremlin's boycott of Hartman described; ambassador and wife Donna recalled promoting cultural events such as having banned Soviet pianist Vladimir Feltsman perform at embassy. [HARTMAN - cites need for patience in dealing with Russians.] Staff's praise quoted.

Jennings, Peter;
Rodgers, Walter

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