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Downey / China-US Relations #469137

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 13, 1973
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(Studio) CIA agent John Downey released from 20 years in prison in China.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(New Britain, Connecticut) Upon returning US, Downey visits critically ill mother in New Britain. [DOWNEY - says treatment by Chinese adequate. Was never maltreated or underfederal Says told Chinese all information he knew during interrogations.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Steve Kiba, shot down during Korean war, held prisoner in China 3 years Knew Downey and colleague Richard Fecteau. Kiba talks about Downey.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(No location given) [KIBA - says Downey and Fecteau captured while on mission to pick up Chinese spy. Radio operator on ground broke and told Chinese of pickup, so mission ambushed.]
REPORTER: Bill Monroe

(Studio) Downey and Fecteau supposed to be training other agents but decided to go along on mission for excitement.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Monroe, Bill

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