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US-USSR Relations / American Defectors #318112

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 19, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) USSR foreign minister reported announcing American couple being granted political asylum in USSR . USSR spokesperson quoted. Report introduced.

(Erie, Pennsylvania: Richard Roth) Theodore and Cheryl Branch being granted asylum by USSR featured; details given, scenes shown. [Mother Laverna BRANCH - says son needed job.] [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - says Branch free to make own decisions.] Branch noted working at Mt. Dora, Florida, radio station [Ex- Colorado-WORKER - says Branch unremarkable.] Branch noted telling parents in Erie family was moving to Moscow. [Father Clarence BRANCH - comments on living in USSR .] [Laverna BRANCH - wants son to work, not starve.] Econs. noted being cause of Branch's action.

Rather, Dan;
Roth, Richard

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