CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 03, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Santa Barbara, California: Bill Plante) President Reagan's public and private stance on KGB arrest in Moscow of "US News and World Report" correspondent Nicholas Daniloff examined; details given, scenes shown. President said approving arrangement involving pretrial release of accused Soviet spy Gennady Zakharov in return for Daniloff's release. ["US News" chairperson Mortimer ZUCKERMAN - considers incident a blunder and crime.] [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - claims incident can affect US-USSR relations] Admin.'s continued courting of Sovs. for Reagan-Gorbachev summit noted. [Soviet expert Jonathan SANDERS - believes administration's statement on summit is false and overly hopeful.] Daniloff's arrest said approved by top Kremlin officials.
(NYC: Bob Schieffer) Tear gas bombing of Moiseyev ballet troupe said underscoring strains in US-Soviet relations; details given, scenes shown. [PEOPLE - argue positions on bombing.] Recent incidents exacerbating relations reviewed; scenes from videotape featuring Yelena Bonner pleading case of Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov shown. [Citizens Exchange Council spokesperson Michael BRAINERD - cites need for continued contacts with Soviet society.] Vladimir Horowitz's concert recalled.