CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jan 11, 1997
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(Studio: Anthony Mason) Report introduced.
(State Department: David Martin) The case of Georgian diplomat Gueorgui Makharadze, whose car crash killed a teenager in Washington, DC, on January 3, updated; scenes shown from the accident site. The issue of diplomatic immunity raised by the case noted. [Last night, victim Jovianne Waltrick's RELATIVE - comments.] [January 9 and 10, State Department spokesman Nicholas BURNS - says perhaps immunity should be lifted.] The response of Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze to Secretary of State Warren Christopher's request that diplomatic immunity be waived detailed. [Eurasia Foundation former ambassador Thomas PICKERING - recalls the accident In Russia in which a diplomat killed someone in a traffic accident.] [Former prosecutor Joseph diGENOVA - offers views on diplomatic immunity.]
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