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USSR / Sakharov Death #325092

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 15, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Bill McLaughlin) Death of People's Dep. Andrei Sakharov reported; details recalled of Sakharov's battles against Kremlin; scenes shown of Sakharov. [Soviet foreign affairs analyst Sergei PLEKHANOV - comments on Sakharov.] [For. minister spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - praises Sakharov.] USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev noted leading parliament's minute of silence honoring Sakharov; Gorbachev quoted.

(DC: Bob Schieffer) Sakharov's extraordinary life reviewed; details given, scenes shown of Sakharov while in exile. [Sakharov friend Valentin TORCHIN - praises Sakharov.] [Earlier this week, SAKHAROV - (thru translator) comments on Gorbachev.] [People's Dep. Vitaly KOROTICH - praises Sakharov.]

McLaughlin, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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