CBS Evening News for Friday, May 26, 1972
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(Studio) Entertainment at President Nixon's dinner for Soviet leaders in Moscow, cones from American pianist, well-known to Russians.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Moscow, USSR ) Van Cliburn's Soviet tour arranged far in advance of Nixon's. [CLIBURN - receives gift from Russian ladies.] He won international Tchaikovsky competition in 1968 and has since been held in awe by Soviet citizenry. [CLIBURN - says Moscow will always be close to his heart; he loves music given world by Russia. Politics never enter picture with him. Says his presence in Russia during Nixon's visit was a coincidence. Plays a few bars of what President will hear.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
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