CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 18, 1978
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(Studio) Background report on life of foreign correspondent in USSR .
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Moscow, USSR ) Details given about life of United States reporters in USSR . Living and working conditions in Moscow incld. in description. ["Baltimore Sun" reporter Harold PIPER - discusses assumed bugging of homes and offices of for. correspondents.] ["Los Angeles Times" reporter Dan FISHER - discusses travel restrictions on West reporters] ["Christian Science Monitor" reporter David WILLIS - describes differences in working in Washington, DC and in Moscow, re: access to news.] [FISHER - notes small amount of information given to reporters by Sovs.] [PIPER - thinks lack of access to real people is most difficult thing about living and working in USSR .] Soviet accusations that United States reporters work for CIA, reporters' interrogations by KGB, coverage of dissidents, experiences of "Los Angeles Times" reporter Robert Toth and harassment of newsmen by Soviet plainclothes police mentioned. Films and photos shown. Trial of Piper and Craig Whitney, expulsion of Ap reporter George Krimsky and alleged provisions in Helsinki agreement for West journalists to be able to carry out work in USSR outlined.
REPORTER: Bernard Redmont
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