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Reagan / South Korea Visit #287435

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Nov 12, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Seoul, South Korea) President Reagan's visit here featured; his greeting by President Chun Doo Hwan noted. Factors affecting South Korea's atmosphere noted include USSR downing of KAL plane and terrorist bombing assassination of several Korean cabinet members during Rangoon, Burma, trip. Seoul's response to Reagan noted; security surrounding visit due to North Korean threats against Reagan discussed. [REAGAN - compares North and South Korean societies.] [CHUN Doo Hwan - (thru translator) claims North Korea meant to do more than kill him during Burma bombing.] [REAGAN - calls for united front by United States and South Korea in region.] Similarity in Reagan and Chun's perceptions of peace mentioned.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Seoul, South Korea) South Korean government's oppression of dissidents in preparation for Reagan's visit examined; government's head of security noted denying house arrest of anyone. House arrest of Reverend Moon Ik Hwan described. [MOON - notes government crackdown on free speech.] [REAGAN - claims United States pays attention to democrat rights.] Reference to "human rights" said omitted from his speech. Secretary of State George Shultz's meeting today with dissidents at official reception mentioned, shown. [DISSIDENT - notes government detention of youth, students prior to Reagan's arrival.] National Council of Churches' assessment of number political prisoners here discussed; implications of Reagan's visit for South Korean government's oppression of dissidents considered.

(Studio) Reagan said bringing 2 Korean children who suffer from heart defects back to United States with him for surgery; trip said arranged by Nancy Reagan due to efforts of Harriet Hodges. Hodges' role in coordinating heart surgery for several hundred Korean children noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Plante, Bill;
Schieffer, Bob;
Simon, Bob

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