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Waldheim Controversy #310111

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 05, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced

(NYC: Bernard Goldberg) Apparent role of voter backlash in helping Kurt Waldheim during recent president election in Austria examined; controversy surrounding allegations of his involvement in and subsequent lies about Nazi war crimes during World War II said dominating campaign [Simon Wiesenthal Center spokesperson Rabbi Marvin HIER - notes effect on Holocaust survivors and victims.] Waldheim, denying allegations, said acknowledging his Nazi past helped him at the polls. [World Jewish Congress spokesperson Edgar BRONFMAN - cites primary issue of controversy.] Justice Department official recalled recommending barring Waldheim from US. [Mayor Edward KOCH - accuses Waldheim of suffering from selective moral amnesia.] Possibility allegations against Waldheim will aid in his election as Austrian president cited.

Goldberg, Bernard;
Rather, Dan

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