CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 02, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Wyatt Andrews) Opening of trial for West German teenager Mathias Rust, accused of violating Soviet air defense system and landing private plane in Red Sq. last spring, featured; details given, scenes shown. His testimony, include desire to talk with Mikhail Gorbachev, outlined. [French press agency spokesperson Sylvie KAUFMAN - describes proceedings.] [Soviet filmmaker Yalem KLIEMOV - (thru translator) believes Rust didn't consider potentially lethal as well as serious political consequences of his actions.]
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