NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 07, 1983
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(Studio) Implications of USSR President Yuri Andropov's absence from national holiday celebrations in Moscow today considered; films shown. Official explanation for his absence outlined.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) West analysis of Andropov's state of health and political standing in USSR discussed; films shown. Defense minister Dmitri Ustinov noted dominating today's parade; Andropov's last public appearance and failure to appear publicly during Korean airlines tragedy, when chief of general staff Nikolai Ogarkov defended USSR action, recalled. Historical implications of Andropov's absence from Bolshevik revolution celebrations today noted; Leonid Brezhnev's appearance at parade 3 days prior to death cited as example Andropov's possible health problems mentioned; concern over course of United States-USSR relations due to situation cited.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb
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