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US-USSR Relations / Reporters' Slander Trial #54762

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 18, 1978
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(Studio) Moscow judge's ruling in case of slander trial of American newsmen Craig Whitney, of "New York Times", and Hal Piper, of "Baltimore Sun", detailed.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Moscow, USSR ) Details of court proceedings given; film of proceedings shown. Absence of reporters noted. Testimony of Zviad Gamsakhurdia with regard to his filmed confession, from which stories by Piper and Whitney had sprung, detailed. Film of confession, shown in court, can be seen. Statements of prosecutor quoted. Ruling reported.
REPORTER: Lynn Jones

(Studio) "New York Times" and "Baltimore Sun" refusals to print retractions reported State Department orders for Tass officials to come in for discussion about Tass bureau in San Francisco noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Jones, Lynn;
Reynolds, Frank

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