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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 27, 1978
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(Studio) USSR release from prison of American busman. Francis J. Crawford in return for release of 2 Sovs. in New Jersey prison on chgs. of spying noted. New development in Moscow in wake of these 2 events reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Moscow, USSR ) Details of Crawford's release given; photograph shown. Soviet orders to "New York Times" reporter Craig Whitney and "Baltimore Sun" reporter Hal [Harold] Piper to appear in court on Wednesday reported; reporter notes chgs. believed to be slander. Details of incident given, include belief that Sovs. possibly upset about items concerning dissidents in Soviet Georgia and Armenia. [WHITNEY - says they think chgs. might stem from items written after trip to 2 sites in Georgia and Armenia.] Previous harassment of United States reporters in USSR mentioned.
REPORTER: Bernard Redmont

(DC) Questioning of USSR ambassador Anatoly Dobrinin about situation at his embassy news conference on 1980 Moscow Olympics reported [DOBRYNIN - doesn't think reporters have to be worried unless they violate certain kinds of laws.] [State Department spokesperson Hodding CARTER - notes chgs. against reporters are apparently civil, not criminal.] Dobrynin's meeting with, Secretary of State Vance detailed. Efforts of both sides to work toward Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) breakthru, despite other problems, noted. Upcoming meeting between Vance and USSR foreign minister Andrei Gromyko in July mentioned.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Report on attack on Swedish tourists in Moscow, in front of Intourist Hotel, by night watchman. Details given about group of Pentecostal Church members from Siberia who barricaded selves in United States embassy in Moscow in attempt to get exit visas. Tass report on Soyuz 30 space flight launch, in which 1st Polish cosmonaut participates. Planned link with Salyut space station noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Redmont, Bernard

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