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US-USSR Relations / Amerika #306325

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 13, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced

(DC: Bruce Morton) USSR 's effort to halt ABC's broadcast of miniseries "Amerika", fiction about USSR invasion of US, examined; "Rocky IV" and "Rambo" cited as other films objected to by Kremlin. ["Izvestia" spokesperson Alexander PALLADIN - thinks campaign of anti-Soviet hatred in United States is reminiscent of Joseph McCarthy era.] Moscow's threat to halt ABC broadcast rights from there if "Amerika" is shown noted. [Educ. Secretary William BENNETT - encourages ABC to resist Soviet censorship.] [Newspaper columnist Nat HENTOFF - agrees; mentions Muammar el-Kadhafi.] [ABC Entertainment president Brandon STODDARD - explains network's position.] 1950s Defense Department film shown. President Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev shown.

Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan

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