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US-USSR Relations / Hockey Player #323995

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 05, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Mark Phillips) USSR hockey player Vyacheslav Fetisov reported wanting to come to United States and play for New Jersey Devils; details given, scenes shown. [FETISOV - (thru translator) credits USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev for reforms.] [USSR hockey coach Viktor TIKHONOV - comments on Fetisov.] Fetisov noted ofr. in USSR army. [International hockey promoter Allan EAGLESON - says defense minister has to approve Fetisov's application.] USSR ambassador to United States, Yuri Dubinin, quoted with regard to Fetisov. [Ex-amb. to USSR Arthur HARTMAN - comments on USSR .]

Phillips, Mark;
Rather, Dan

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