CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 30, 1983
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(Studio) Issue of USSR President Yuri Andropov's prolonged absence from public view considered.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Moscow, USSR ) Current tension in US-USSR relations examined; films shown. [USA Institute spokesperson Vitaly ZHURKIN - head of nation is responsible for US-USSR problems; remarks transcribed on screen.] [Rock group, SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES - sing "Stop Mr. Reagan."] Popularity of group's anti-Reagan song noted; lyrics quoted. Focus of USSR 's anti-US propaganda on anti-missile movement in West Europe and impact on Soviet citizen discussed; United States diplomatic perception of Soviet walkout on Geneva arms talks outlined. Implications for US-USSR relations of Andropov's continued absence examined; military's apparent role in lieu of Andropov's leadership described.
REPORTER: Don McNeill
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