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Spy Swap #257634

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 30, 1978
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(Studio) Prisoner exchange reported.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Lewisburg, Pennsylvania) Robert Thompson, jailed for giving United States military secrets to USSR , released from Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, prison, as part of prisoner exchange. [THOMPSON - expresses thanks.] January 1965 film shown. Thompson role in KGB recalled. Wolfgang Vogel role in release noted; role in release of Francis Gary Powers in 1962 recalled. Release of Israeli pilot Miron Marcus by Mozambique reported Marcus filmed. [THOMPSON - would do it again.] Thompson's being exchanged for Alan Van Norman, held by E. Germans for attempted smuggling of a family to the West Possibility of release of Anatoly Shcharansky considered; he is accused by USSR of being CIA spy.
REPORTER: Gary Shepard

Dean, Morton;
Shepard, Gary

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