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Andrew Young Controversy / Political Prisoners #258757

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 13, 1978
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(Studio) Andrew Young's remarks discounting important of dissident trials in USSR said causing controversy. Carter and Cyrus Vance reactions noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Geneva, Switzerland) Young's remarks with regard to political prisoners in United States noted. Young aide quoted with regard to Young's further statement. [YOUNG - affirms assent to Carter and Vance criticism of USSR dissident treatment; does not equate pol. freedom in United States with that in USSR . Knows of no instance of United States penalty to persons monitoring United States government with regard to civil or human rights. Notes especially USSR Jewry.] Film shown. Young refusal of questions noted. State Department spokesperson [Hodding] Carter's (sic) remark to effect Cyrus Vance had nothing to be furious about with regard to Young's performance today noted.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

(Studio) Congress controversy over Young's remarks noted. Vote on impeachment of Young reported Proposal said made by Larry McDonald.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Congress members said infuriated by statements attributed to Young. Defenders of Young noted. [Parren MITCHELL - says Young tells truth.] [McDONALD - says Young remarks untrue.] Further congress reaction noted.
REPORTER: Marya McLaughlin

Bowen, Jerry;
McLaughlin, Marya;
Mudd, Roger

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