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CBS Evening News for Friday, May 23, 1980
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(Studio) Blocking of satellite transmission from Cuba by Carter administration announced.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) State Department officials said meeting with regard to refusal to transmit bdcsts. from Cuba via satellite. Noted that part of satellite fee would go to Cuba, undercutting 20-yr.-old economy sanctions. [State Department spokesperson Hodding CARTER - explains State Department has problems with uniform enforcement of ban on satellite transmissions if certain special events allowed to be transmitted.] Noted networks can transmit by satellite through a European country or use cable. Comsat television film shown of cable facilities. Noted special events, such as boxing matches, can still be transmitted.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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