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Toth Detention / USSR #49023

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 15, 1977
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(Studio) Robert Toth, "Los Angeles Times" reporter, still detained in Moscow. Police arrested Toth last Saturday; details.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(White House) [CARTER - expresses strongest objections to USSR with regard to Mr. Toth. Attn. by international news to help; reasons given. Doesn't know if Russian newsman to be expelled in retaliation.] President won't stop discussing human rights but may stop talking publicly about individual acts of Soviet repression.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Toth questioned for 6 1/2 hrs.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Moscow, USSR ) [TOTH - says officials consider any unofficial information on science as secret. Papers on ESP given him by Soviet scientist on Saturday considered secret.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Senator calls detention of Toth gross violation of human rights.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Donaldson, Sam;
Reasoner, Harry;
Walters, Barbara

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