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NBC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 09, 1985
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(Studio) Soviet doctor visiting Los Angeles, California, reported denying USSR President Konstantin Chernenko is gravely ill; details given Significance of "Pravda's" praise of late Yuri Andropov noted.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(Moscow, USSR ) Soviet media's praise of Andropov and implications for USSR leadership of Chernenko's absence and poor health considered; upcoming arms talks with United States mentioned. ["Pravda" political analyst Vladimir BOSHAKOV - doesn't know nature of Chernenko's illness.] Tass recalled claiming Chernenko addressed weekly Politburo mtg recently.
REPORTER: Steve Hurst

Chung, Connie;
Hurst, Steve

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