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US-USSR Relations / Defections #311928

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 07, 1986
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(Studio: Charles Kuralt) Report introduced.

(DC: Rita Braver) Defection to United States of Moscow circus stars Bertalina Kazakova and Nikolai Nikolski and to Moscow of former CIA agent Edward Lee Howard examined; details given, scenes shown. [Former CIA director William COLBY - notes Howard apparently identification CIA agent within USSR who has since been executed.] No. Sovs. working for United States intelligence disappearing since Howard defected and no. United States dipls. expelled from USSR since then mentioned; former KGB defector Vitaly Yurchenko noted informing United States of Howard's espionage. Bungling by CIA and FBI in Howard affair reviewed. [Senator Patrick LEAHY - notes seriousness of defection.] [KAZAKOVA - explains defecting; comments on American hamburger.]

Braver, Rita;
Kuralt, Charles

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