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Person of The Week (Andrei Sakharov) #120089

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 15, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Soviet intellectual Andrei Sakharov, who died today, profiled; details given of his personal philosophy on nuclear weapons and Soviet government [Sakharov's editor Asbell GREEN - talks about Sakharov.] [SAKHAROV - (thru translator) calls for no more nuclear development] [Former Moscow correspondent Peter OSNOS - describes Sakharov's risk- taking.] [Journalist Kevin KLOSE - talks about Sakharov, the outcast.] Photos from his life shown. Sakharov's role as persecuted intellectual described. [Essex Univ.'s Peter FRANK - describes him as a gadfly.] Scenes shown of KGB film from days of his exile. [Sakharov's publisher Robert BERNSTEIN - talks about how Sakharov reached out.] Return of Sakharov to become parliament member noted. [SAKHAROV - (thru translator) talks about human rights.]

Jennings, Peter

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