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USSR / Gorbachev-Sakharov Meeting #111846

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 15, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Mtg. of USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev and Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov reported Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Barbara Walters) Announcement of "Survival Fund," intl. committee to deal with survival in nuclear age, reported Mtg. of Gorbachev with United States industrialist Armand Hammer and Sakharov reported; scenes shown. Sakharov's presentation of list of political prisoners to Gorbachev noted. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) comments on media.] Gorbachev's "perestroika" mentioned. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) talks about struggle and courage.] Stmt. by Gorbachev to be delivered to President Reagan about USSR 's hopes to be out of Afghanistan quoted.

Jennings, Peter;
Walters, Barbara

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