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US-USSR Relations / Soviet Sailor #301189

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 08, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Reserve, LA) Senator's effort to subpoena USSR merchant seaman Miroslav Medvid examined; Medvid recalled claiming desire to return to USSR after 2 unsuccessful defection attempts off Louisiana coast. [PROTESTER - claims Medvid's decision was made by KGB.] [Representative William BROOMFIELD - criticizes government's handling of case.] State Department's psychiatric report on Medvid outlined on screen, discussed. [Senator Agriculture Committee spokesperson Terrance WEAR - claims Coast Guard will prevent ship's departure
REPORTER: Bill Whitaker

(Studio) Current status of situation detailed.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Rather, Dan;
Whitaker, Bill

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