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US-USSR Prisoner Exchange #263435

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 27, 1979
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(Studio) Alteration of previous United States policy with regard to spy-swapping in today's prisoner exchange noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details given with regard to USSR dissidents swapped for US-held Soviet spies. Dissidents, Alexander Ginzburg, Eduard Kuznetsov, Mark Dymshits, Valentin Moroz, Georgi Vins profiled; photograph shown. Families of dissidents said expected to join them shortly. Commutation of sentences on Valdek Enger and Rudolf Chernyayev by President Carter in exchange cited; Enger and Chernyayev' s custody by amb Anatoly Dobrynin recalled. Films shown. Negotiations for exchange said conducted by national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski and Dobrynin. Admin. official quoted with regard to improved atmosphere between United States and USSR . Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II mentioned.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(DC) Reasons for United States administration change in position with regard to spy swapping considered; Carter's desire for normalized trade relationship with USSR examined. Jackson-Vanik amendment with regard to Soviet immigration laws outlined. Carter reported hoping to include US-USSR trade improvements with announcement to Congress with regard to US-China (PR) trade relationship USSR noted to refuse Carter's request to include Anatoly Shcharansky in dissidents
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Prisoner exchange said largest between 2 ntns. and 1st involving Sovs.-for-Sovs.

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Stahl, Lesley

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