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US-USSR Relations / American Defectors #111910

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 19, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Defection of Ted and Cheryl Branch to USSR reported Report introduced.

(Summit Twp., Pennsylvania: Ned Potter) Unempl. reported to be reason for Branches' defection. [Mother Laverna BRANCH - says son always supported himself.] Washington, DC Soviet embassy's response to Branches' visit noted. [Soviet for. ministry spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - (thru translator) says Branches asked for permission to live in USSR as immigrants.] Soviet government's stmts. about Branches reported [Laverna and Clarence BRANCH - talk about son.]

Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Ned

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