NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 23, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Apparent truce in US-USSR expulsion war reported; President Reagan quoted.
(DC: Anne Garrels) Impact on United States embassy life of Kremlin's withdrawal of all Soviet employees described; scenes shown. [State Department spokesperson Chas. REDMAN - hopes expulsions are over.] Espionage issues underlying expulsions, incl. information supplied Sovs. by CIA defector Edward Lee Howard, discussed. [Former CIA director William COLBY - thinks KGB will recover lost agents in US.] [Hoover Institution intelligence analyst Angelo CODEVIA - comments.] USSR election intelligence gathering said unaffected.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) NBC News-"Wall Street Journal" poll on President Reagan's handling of US-USSR relations outlined on screen, discussed.