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Mt. Vernon Land / Soviets #213411

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 20, 1971
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(Studio) Owner of 28 acres near Mt. Vernon about to sell it to USSR .
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [Owner Malcolm MATHESON - describes how he renovated place.] Part of estate dates to 1858. USSR bargains to buy American landmark for $900,000. Congmen. neighbors complained. State Department has 2nd thoughts. [MATHESON - says government should own this place but haven't said they're interested.] Place has been on market 6 mos. and no one offered to buy except USSR who needs Ambassador's home.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin

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