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Korean Jet Downing / Aftermath #292846

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 02, 1983
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(Studio) USSR searchers said allegedly recovering some bodies from KAL flight 007 they downed with missile; Soviet statement of regret for loss of life but refusal to accept blame noted. Details given. Secretary of State George Shultz's response quoted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Part Mugu Naval Air Stn., California) [President REAGAN - demands truthful account of Soviet's barbaric act; notes USSR hypocrisy; calls Soviets liars; implies poor United States-USSR relations in the future.] His mtgs. later with National Sec. Council and upcoming emergency session of United Nations Sec. Council mentioned.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Moscow, USSR ) Tass' claim that KAL plane was on espionage mission examined; details outlined on screen, discussed. West diplomat's interpretation of Tass statement considered.

(Studio) Anti-USSR demonstrations by Korean-Americans across nation shown, discussed; emergency session of United Nations Sec. Council examined. Demands of Korean ambassador outlined.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Seoul, South Korea) Reaction here to plane's downing examined; films shown. President Chun Doo Hwan's comment quoted. [For. minister Lee Bum SUK - considers missile attack inexcusable.] Representative Larry McDonald, among those on flight 007, noted bound for conference on United States-Korean pact here. [Senator Jesse HELMS - considers Soviets murderers.]
REPORTER: Barry Petersen

McNeill, Don;
Petersen, Barry;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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