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USSR / Andropov #528213

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 26, 1983
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(Studio) Implications of USSR President Yuri Andropov's absence today from important central committee meeting noted.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Moscow, USSR ) Contd. speculation on state of Andropov's health due to his prolonged absence from public view examined; films shown. Official Soviet explanation of today's absence quoted, outlined. His last appearance, in August, recalled, shown; Andropov's apparent continued control of Politburo thought illustrated by addition today of Vitaly Vorotnikov and Mikhail Solomentzev as new members Details given.
REPORTER: Steve Mallory

(Studio) "Time" magazine noted naming President Reagan and Andropov Men of the Yr.; details given.
REPORTER: John Palmer

Mallory, Steve;
Palmer, John

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