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Carter / American Legion Speech / Afghanistan / Moscow Olympics #268925

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 19, 1980
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(Studio) President Carter quoted with regard to Iranian crisis in speech before American Legion.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Audience's response to Carter's favoring Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II, his attack on USSR invasion of Afghanistan noted. [CARTER - addresses group; says 115 will not attend Moscow Olympics unless USSR withdraws troops by February 20.] Admin. said forming plans for alternatives games; details given. Secretary State Cyrus Vance reported taking up issue with West Germans in Bonn tomorrow.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) Possible withdrawal of Canada's support of boycotts reported coming in remarks by Pierre Elliott Trudeau; details given, Trudeau quoted. Common Mkt., meeting in Rome, said tabling action on boycott; their call for agreed neutrality of Afghanistan noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Pierpoint, Robert

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