CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 10, 1978
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REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(New York City Studio) USSR trials for 2 dissidents, one of whom is chgd. with working for CIA, noted. Carter administration response reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Moscow, USSR ) Barring of spectators and reporters from trial of Jewish dissident Anatoly Shcharansky reported; reports from his brother, Leonid, about Shcharansky's trial outlined. Authorities' refusal to allow Shcharansky's mother, Ida Milgrom, into ctroom. detailed. Chgs. stated to be that Shcharansky passed secrets to former "Los Angeles Times" reporter Robert Toth, who was interrogated by KGB last year; President Carter's denial of any link between CIA and Shcharansky stated. Soviet court official's statement about trial outlined. Details of trial of dissident Alexander Ginzburg in Kaluga given. Both dissidents noted as members of Helsinki Human Rights group. Passage by court of truck bearing photograph of Joseph Stalin in window mentioned.
REPORTER: Bernard Redmont
(Paris, France) Natalia Shcharansky's efforts in Paris, France, to get help for husband detailed. Interview of Mrs. Shcharansky by Joan Shore shown. [Mrs. SHCHARANSKY - calls situation catastrophic; compares it to earlier statement on Stalin. Thinks it's move against all Jewish people.] Mrs. Shcharansky's comments about West protest and her talk with her brother in Jerusalem reported Her plans to go to Washington, DC mentioned.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen
(DC) Press Secretary Jody Powell's statements of administration reaction to trials quoted. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance's comments about United States-USSR relations in view of trials and refusal to call off Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) negotiations with foreign minister Andrei Gromyko reported [VANCE - describes important of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) and why it should be treated differently from other issues.]
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb
(Studio) Bombing near New York City offices of Soviet tourist agency at Rockefeller Center, demonstrations in New York City and Israeli parliament reaction to trials reported Statement of United States representative on United Nations Human Rights Cmsn., Edward Mezvinsky, quoted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd