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CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 12, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Bill Plante) Release of accused Soviet spy. Gennady Zakharov in New York City as United States reporter Nicholas Daniloff, chgd. with espionage by KGB in Moscow, was released examined; details given, scenes shown. [Justice Department spokesperson Ihor KOTLARCHUK - cites Soviet agreement on terms of Zakharov's release.] [President REAGAN - refers to "our hostage in Moscow."] [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - cites United States position on trade of Daniloff for Zakharov.] Feeling of many that United States has done just that noted. [Soviet expert Dimitri SIMES - believes Mikhail Gorbachev has won.] ["US News and World Report" editor David GERGEN - opposes Daniloff's freedom being bought.] Possible role played by bureaucracy in Zakharov-Daniloff affair explained. [SHULTZ - notes he doesn't personally monitor all FBI decisions.]

(Moscow, USSR : Wyatt Andrews) Daniloff's release here featured; details given, scenes shown. [DANILOFF - cites limitations on his release.] [Miranda DANILOFF - comments on father's situation.] Conditions of reporter's freedom outlined. [DANILOFF - thanks Mikhail Gorbachev and President Reagan.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Bill McLaughlin) Impact on United States-USSR relations of Daniloff-Zakharov affair examined; scenes shown. [SHULTZ - acknowledges damage to relations] [Soviet ambassador Yuri DUBININ - remains optimistic about future superpower relations] Shultz's meeting with foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze said proceeding as scheduled; USSR 's propaganda gains so far listed. [SHULTZ - comments.] [Senator Richard LUGAR - feels relations have been damaged.]

Andrews, Wyatt;
McLaughlin, Bill;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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