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Korean Jet Downing / Aftermath #293053

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 05, 1983
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(Studio) President Reagan reported making live televised address tonight to present United States response to USSR downing of KAL passenger plane; number Americans killed mentioned.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Reagan's anticipated remarks examined; focus of administration `s offensive against USSR outlined. Canada mentioned temporarily suspending Aeroflot's landing rights there. [Canadian minister of external affairs Allan MacEACHEN - welcomes similar action by other ntns.] Reagan recalled suspending Aerbflot flights into United States in 1981 in retaliation for USSR oppression in Poland; economy importance of Aeroflot to USSR noted. Possible sanctions imposed by Reagan listed on screen, discussed. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger thought pressing for suspension of all talks with USSR ; Secretary of State George Shultz's stance on issue said apparently winning as arms negotiator Paul Nitze returns to talks.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Studio) Live coverage of President `s speech announced. "Pravda" and Tass noted continuing to accuse United States of deliberate provocation on KAL incident; USSR commentator's remarks quoted on screen. USSR said continuing to prevent search and rescue forays into location of plane's downing; current status of Japanese search efforts discussed.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Admin. officials said confirming presence of United States reconnaissance plane in general vicinity of KAL plane prior to 747's straying into Soviet airspace; details of RC-135's route illustrated on map, compared to that of KAL flight 007. United States intelligence gathering system in region explained. Factors prohibiting mistaken identity by USSR pilots noted. [General James HILL (ret.) - doesn't consider mistaken identity a reasonable explanation in this case.]
REPORTER: David Martin

(Studio) USSR foreign minister Andrei Gromyko reported canceling today's Paris meeting with French counterparts at French request; Gromyko's upcoming meeting with Secretary of State George Shultz said still scheduled. Anti-USSR demonstration in Paris reported, shown.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Seoul, South Korea) Reaction here to KAL downing and questions raised by incident examined; films shown. [Captain Y. M. PARK - recalls hearing KAL 007's radio transmissions prior to its destruction.] Possible factors inhibiting flight 007 Captain Chun's knowledge of plane's location discussed. [Charlotte OLDHAM - hopes to find information about brother John's death.] Loss of Usik Park's brother and family on flight noted; details given, photos shown. [PARK - laments family's loss.]
REPORTER: Barry Petersen

Martin, David;
Petersen, Barry;
Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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