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USSR / Puka Departure #53601

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 26, 1978
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(Studio) Report on end to saga of Charlie Puka, who has been kept in USSR since last year when he went to visit sister.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Moscow, USSR ) Background of Puka's troubles in trying to leave USSR given; United States officials attempts to help him return to home in McKees Rocks [sic], Pennsylvania, include last during Secretary of State Vance's recent visit to Moscow, noted. Uncertainty with regard to how Puka got into passport trouble mentioned; his visit was to Carpathian village where he was born.
REPORTER: Charles Bierbauer

(Studio) Puka's comments on arrival at NYC's Kennedy Airport quoted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Bierbauer, Charles;
Jennings, Peter;
Reasoner, Harry

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