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USSR / Andropov's Death #295316

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 12, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Moscow, USSR ) Contd. mourning here for Yuri Andropov and speculation on his successor examined; films shown. Vice President George Bush mentioned heading US delegation to funeral. [PEOPLE - (thru translator) discuss new leader; mention Grigory Romanov, Konstantin Chernenko.]
REPORTER: Mark Phillips

(Studio) Chernenko, believed by many to be Andropov's likely successor, recalled protege of Leonid Brezhnev; details given. "Sunday Times"' publication of article written by Chernenko on US-USSR relations quoted on screen.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Point Mugu, California) Pol. opportunities presented President Reagan by Andropov's death examined. [Courtesy "Face the Nation", United Nations ambassador Jeane KIRKPATRICK - notes opportunity to make United States willingness for cooperation apparent.] Criticism of Reagan's decision to send Bush in his place at funeral noted. [BUSH - comments on issue of meeting with new Soviet leader]
REPORTER: John Ferrugia

Dean, Morton;
Ferrugia, John;
Phillips, Mark

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