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USSR / Andropov Death #295289

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 10, 1984
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(Studio) Yuri Andropov's consolidation of power following death of Leonid Brezhnev recalled.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Tel Aviv, Israel, &NYC) Andropov's regime and impact on US-USSR relations reviewed; message delivered to Andropov by Vice President George Bush and Secretary of State George Shultz at Brezhnev's funeral recalled. [SHULTZ - claims problems are created by USSR .] [REAGAN - considers USSR "focus of evil in modern world."] Andropov's overtures to US, include release of Pentecostal dissidents, grain deal with US, his invitation to Samantha Smith recalled; his August 18th meeting with Senator delegation noted his last public appearance. Impact of USSR downing of Korean airliner on relations with United States discussed; USSR allegations that United States had tricked USSR at that time recalled. Issue of United States deployment of new nuclear missiles in West Europe and USSR halt to arms negotiations reviewed; USSR perception of Reagan described.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer, Don McNeill

(Studio) White House recalled denying reports that United States had provided medical equipment for treatment of Andropov's kidney disease; reports to the contrary said surfacing today. Upcoming item announced.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

McNeill, Don;
Schieffer, Bob;
Rather, Dan

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