CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 19, 1986
View other clips in this broadcast →
Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Word of freedom from political exile said received by Andrei Sakharov directly from Mikhail Gorbachev.
(Moscow, USSR : Bert Quint) Sakharov scenes shown. December 1985 scenes incl. Yelena Bonner shown. [Bonner's daughter Tatiana YANKELEVICH - calls parents' freedom the nicest holiday present.] Sakharov said never to be able to emigrate, as knowing too many state secrets. [Human rights activist Michael BORDEAUX - discounts USSR action toward Sakharov as indicating significant change in USSR practices.] Freeing of Yuri Orlov and Anatoly Shcharansky noted. Scenes shown. Recent freeing of woman poet noted, shown. [Human rights activist Arnold SCHNEIDER - foresees additional crackdowns by USSR in wake of Sakharov release.] Releases, however, said significant.
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.