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Carter / Human Rights / USSR #47803

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 22, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter's statements with regard to human rights, especially with regard to USSR dissidents, and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev's criticism of United States government because of it noted. Carter says he'll continue stand against violations of human rights.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(DC) Press Secretary Jody Powell says there'll be no change in policy re: speaking out on human rights, after President apparently said same to cong. leaders at White House breakfast; 1 Senator present was Alan Cranston. [CRANSTON - cites Carter's attitude with regard to criticism of statements with regard to human rights.] Admin. reasoning with regard to Brezhnev comments on human rights statements, arms control and Mid. East cited. Powell says USSR may criticize United States also, but US won't let this debate get in way of other issues.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) One question in issue with regard to what foreign diplomatic corps in Washington, DC thinks of Carter campaign.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(DC) Results of questioning 8 ambs. of ntns. closely allied with US noted; questions concern Carter comments on human rights, Mid. East and arms control. Ambs. more critical privately than govts. are publicly; don't criticize objectives but express concern with regard to Carter tactics, which might provoke unexpected repercussions.
REPORTER: John Scali

(s) Comment to come later in broadcast.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Donaldson, Sam;
Scali, John;
Walters, Barbara

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