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NBC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 03, 1975
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(Studio) Report on United States ambassador to USSR , Walter Stoessel Junior
REPORTER: Tom Snyder

(Helsinki, Finland) Stoessel, 55, 1 of top experts on USSR . At meeting between President Ford and Communist party leader Leonid Brezhnev. Was ambassador to Poland.
REPORTER: John Dancy

(Moscow, USSR ) Stoessel speaks fluent Russian; wants his top aides to do so too. [STOESSEL - speaks in Russian.] [STOESSEL - says must figure out what's going on in USSR and keep communication lines open.] Stoessel and wife's house shown; house built in 1914. [Mary Ann STOESSEL - says paintings loaned by Metropolitan Museum and Smithsonian. Tied with Bicentennial.] Daughters Suzanne and Christine visit for summer. [STOESSEL - says gets satisfaction from having small part in trying to improve world peace. Must use power to make better world; likes to think he had something to do with that.]
REPORTER: John Dancy

Dancy, John;
Snyder, Tom

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