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Yeltsin / American POWs / Congress Speech #344878

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 17, 1992
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Confusion surrounding Russian President Boris Yeltsin's statement with regard to the possibility that American POWs may be alive in Russia featured. [YELTSIN - (thru translator) talks about names of POWs; adds that former Soviet officials kept this a secret.] [US/Russian MIA (missing in action) Committee General Dmitri VOLKOGONOV (thru translator); daughter of MIA (missing in action) Air Force pilot John Robertson, Shelby QUAST - comment on the prisoners of war issue.]

(Capitol: Bob Schieffer) Yeltsin's speech to the United States Congress today featured; scenes shown. [YELTSIN - (thru translator) pledges to find US POWs in Russia; adds that communism will not rise again.] [Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade Ralph SUTTON - says government needs to help Americans.] [Los Angeles First AME Church Reverend Cecil MURRAY - says something must be done soon.] [Representative Richard DURBIN - talks about whether Congress will grant Yeltsin the aid he wants.]

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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