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USSR / Andropov Death #295303

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Feb 11, 1984
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(Studio) USSR President Yuri Andropov's successor thought announced this coming Monday
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Moscow, USSR ) Preparations for Andropov's funeral noted; films shown. Pol. implications of order of entry to view his remains discussed; Konstantin Chernenko thought favored as successor. Potential cands. Mikhail Gorbachev, Grigory Romanov considered; presence for viewing of Andropov's family (named in report) cited.
REPORTER: Mark Phillips

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Santa Barbara, California) Pol. opportunities for President Reagan presented by Andropov's death explained. [Paid political radio broadcast, voice of REAGAN - calls for dialogue.] Andropov's death noted diverting attention from Lebanon as US-USSR relations become focus of world's attention [Representative Tony COELHO - thinks President has benefitted from situation.] [Voice of REAGAN - claims willingness to meet USSR halfway.]
REPORTER: John Ferrugia

(Studio) Senator Howard Baker and United States ambassador to Moscow Arthur Hartman reported joining Vice President George Bush as official delegates to Andropov's funeral; Bush's remarks on US-USSR relations quoted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Ferrugia, John;
Phillips, Mark;
Schieffer, Bob

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