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Shcharansky Verdict / Reaction #258780

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 14, 1978
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(Studio) Report on reaction to Shcharansky verdict in Congress and by President Carter, now in Bonn, West Germany for economy summit. Statement of Senator Mike Gravel quoted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Bonn, West Germany) Positions of Carter and West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt on Shcharansky verdict reported West German newspaper editor's request that Carter take up cause of E. Germans' human rights noted. [CARTER - states position on USSR trials.] Schmidt's statements on human rights violations in eastern Europe outlined. Differing views of dealing with situation held by Carter and west Europeans described.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Reaction of Avital Shcharansky, wife of convicted dissident, upon her arrival in United States reported Her statements given, include call for International Olympic Committee to transfer 1980 Olympics from Moscow. Film shown. Mrs. Shcharansky's upcoming meeting with Vice President Walter Mondale and plans to go to San Francisco outlined.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Paris, France) Mrs. Shcharansky's campaign on behalf of husband, managed by Israeli government, detailed. Her press confs. in Paris, Amsterdam and Geneva described; support from Jewish groups in west Europe noted. Mtgs. with Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and United Nations ambassador Andrew Young, as well as phone calls from Rosalynn and Lillian Carter mentioned. Films shown. Extent of Israeli government involvement in Mrs. Shcharansky's campaign outlined. Mtg. arranged with Netherlands Prime Min. Joop den Uyl mentioned. [Israeli counselor Baruch EYAL - discusses Israeli backing for Mrs. Shcharansky's trip.] [Mrs. SHCHARANSKY - responds to Soviet prosecutor's suggestion that she and husband might not be legally married.] Upcoming meeting with Vice President Mondale and possible meeting with President Carter while he's in Bonn noted.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

Bowen, Jerry;
Kalb, Marvin;
Mudd, Roger

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