NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 26, 1977
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(Studio) Varying views on Cuba under control of Fidel Castro noted. Following report concerns view of American who returned to United States after 17 years in Cuba, arriving in Florida with group of refugees.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(No location given) Arrival of some refugees in Miami in September and stories they've told with regard to life in Cuba covered. (Film shown.) Story of Edward Sicard and wife, America, cited. [SICARD - recalls worries over children's health while in Cuba and belief that only hope Cubans have is bettering of relations between United States and Cuba.] Protests of Cuban exiles in Miami against improved relations with Havana and Sicard's reaction to this described. (Film of protest shown.) Sicard's comments on life in Cuba and shortages there noted. [SICARD - describes difficulty in getting bus in Havana and omnipresence of secret police.] Sicard's fear for oldest son, who stayed in Cuba with wife, said to prevent his saying more with regard to life of fear he lived there. [SICARD - hopes to get son out. Says other 2 children are reason he left.] Family's reaction to 1st shopping experience in US described. [SICARD - likes look of freedom on people's faces best.]
REPORTER: Fred Francis