Search the Archive

US-USSR Relations / Embassy Espionage #108664

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 02, 1987
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Dennis Troute) Investigation into alleged espionage for USSR by Marine guards at United States embassy in Moscow said widening to include Poland and East Germany as well; details given, scenes shown. [State Department spokesperson Chas. REDMAN - announces return to United States of American security ofr. Frederick Mecke from Moscow for questioning.] Marines said moving sergeant Robert Stufflebeam from California detention to Quantico, Virginia, facility. National security adviser Frank Carlucci's request for immunity for some defs. noted rejected by Justice Department

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) Arrival of new United States ambassador Jack Matlock noted; scenes shown. [MATLOCK - expects embassy security to be adequate for Secretary of State George Shultz's arrival later in month] Extent of security breach by embassy espionage scandal and impact on diplomacy and Marine communities here described. [Steve WRIGHT - recalls catching Marine and Soviet women in dipl.'s apt.] Potential for further security compromise explained.

Jennings, Peter;
Rodgers, Walter;
Troute, Dennis

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.