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US-USSR / Cultural Exchanges #320823

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 22, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Boston, Massachusetts: Lesley Stahl) Cultural exchanges between US-USSR featured. Mikhail Baryshnikov shown dancing with Bolshoi Ballet in Boston, Massachusetts. Prod. problems outlined; Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis and Secretary of State George Shultz mentioned. [Boston busman. Peter HARRINGTON - comments on near-disaster.] [DUKAKIS - says Shultz was helpful in saving product] [Massachusetts council of arts Anne HAWLEY - comments on USSR reaction if show had been cancelled.] Reagan administration noted providing no money to facilitate cultural exchanges with USSR . State and Boston busmen. reported saving festival at last min.; details given, scenes shown. Leningrad art exhibit shown in NYC. Gymnast Olga Korbut shown via satellite in Atlanta, Georgia. Costs of cultural exchanges noted tremendous. [Dance Theater of Harlem spokesperson Arthur MITCHELL - comments on funding problems.] [US Info. Agency director Chas. WICK - comments on federal deficit.] Govt. noted urging cultural exchanges but unable to aid in funding.

Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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