NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 13, 1984
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(Studio) Afghanistan reported joining Soviet-bloc boycott of Los Angeles summer Olympics; USSR invasion of Afghanistan recalled used as basis of Jimmy Carter's 1980 boycott of Moscow Olympics.
REPORTER: John Hart
(Erfurt, East Germany) Reaction of USSR track team to boycott, include remark made by Soviet competitor Marlies Gohr about United States peer Evelyn Ashford, examined; films shown. Utto Byer's assessment of security in United States during his last visit and complaints of cheeseburger's quality noted; Martina Opitz' fear of violence in Los Angeles outlined.
REPORTER: Paul Miller
(Studio) Soviet sportswriter's article claiming anti-Soviet activities have been planned for Olympics by Reagan administration quoted.
REPORTER: John Hart
(DC) Risk involved in USSR attack of President Reagan in election year noted; Konstantin Chernenko's apparent propaganda offensive against Reagan examined. Films shown. [Courtesy CBS "Face the Nation", USSR expert on United States affairs Georgi ARBATOV - denies Kremlin is attempting to influence United States elecs.] [Courtesy "Meet the Press", national security adviser Robert McFARLANE - denounces USSR refusal to deal with Reagan.] Current status of US-USSR negotiations on arms control noted; Cuban missile crisis mentioned. [Carnegie Institute Soviet expert Dmitri SIMES - feels Reagan administration is doing poor job in working with USSR .] Administration's defensive posture described.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb
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