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Panov Interview #477358

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 23, 1974
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(Studio) Russian dancer Valery Panov and wife allow interview.
REPORTER: Floyd Kalber

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Panov and reporter use translator. Panov asked why USSR allowed wife and him to emigrate. [PANOV - doesn't understand reason; world public opinion may help.] Asked if President' trip to Moscow likely to help Jews. [PANOV - hopes it will help.] Questioned about Nixon's influence possibly helping release Panovs. [PANOV - unsure.] Asked if Panov ever jailed during previous Nixon visits. [PANOV - doesn't remember but believes he would have been this time if he was in USSR .] Asked if he would attempt to see Nixon if he hadn't emigrated. [PANOV - confirms.]
REPORTER: George Montgomery

(Studio) Longer version of interview to be shown on "Special Edition" at 10 p.m. EDT.
REPORTER: Floyd Kalber

Kalber, Floyd;
Montgomery, George

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