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(Studio) USSR President Yuri Andropov's continued absence from important Communist party events noted.
REPORTER: John Palmer
(Moscow, USSR ) Implications of Andropov's absence from today's opening of Supreme Soviet parliament discussed; films shown. Kremlin's explanation outlined; unsubstantiated rumors listed on screen, discussed.
REPORTER: Steve Mallory
(DC) Concern of senior administration officials over Andropov's prolonged absence and implications for both USSR government and Kremlin foreign policy discussed.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb
- Kalb, Marvin;
- Mallory, Steve;
- Palmer, John
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