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Toth Detainment / USSR #49001

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 14, 1977
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(Studio) 2 incidents involve human rights issue. Croatians seize Yugoslavian missions building in New York; American reporter detained in Russia. "Los Angeles Times" reporter Robert Toth detained after meeting with Soviet scientist on Saturday to pick up documents on ESP. Toth charged with espionage by Sovs.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Moscow, USSR ) [TOTH - discusses meeting with scientist and subsequent arrest and interrogation.] Asked if incident set up. [TOTH - doesn't know if it's set up.]
REPORTER: Lynn Jones

(DC) State Department calls Toth detainment clear case of harassment. Numerous incidents of harassment noted in last few mos.; exs. given. AP reporter George Krimsky expelled from USSR last year; details. In retaliation Tass correspondent expelled from DC.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) For. editor "Los Angeles Times", Robert Gibson, reacts to Toth incident.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Jones, Lynn;
Koppel, Ted;
Reasoner, Harry;
Walters, Barbara

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