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CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 22, 1976
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(Studio) USSR Jews demonstrate in last few days with regard to right to emigrate to Israel. Others have been allowed to leave USSR .
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Berkeley, California) Report on 4 Soviet Jews who left country to come to United States to make it as rock band. Rock music considered by Soviet government to be corruptive and to be associated with it means surveillance by KGB. Underground radio and illegal records make followers of the Beatles, Chuck Berry, Little Richard and others, of young Russians like Yuri, Yakov, Valeri and Sasha. [Yakov ZVINOVICH - says he'd thought Americans didn't swing; was surprised by what he found 3 hrs. after he arrived in Berkeley, California.] [Sasha LERMAN - says people here who are involved in Marxism would be among 1st victims in USSR .] [Yuri VALOV - says he left for freedom of information, of moving.] Group has reworked old Beatles song to climax performances and express feelings; it's called "You Don't Know How Lucky You Are Out of the USSR ."
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Wagner, Richard
Duration:
00:03:40

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