Search the Archive

East-West Spy Swap / Shcharansky #548298

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 11, 1986
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced

(W. Berlin: Henry Champ) Release of jailed USSR dissident Anatoly Shcharansky in E.-W. spy swap here featured; United States ambassador Richard Burt mentioned greeting Shcharansky. Scenes shown. [Leonid SHCHARANSKY - thanks President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev for brother's release.] Orchestration of spy exchange to avoid appearance that Shcharansky was spy explained; Soviet agents Karl and Hana Koecher mentioned among those released to E.

(Jerusalem, Israel: Martin Fletcher) Shcharansky's arrival here, accompanied by wife Avital, featured; scenes shown. [SHCHARANSKY - (on phone) denies being United States spy to President Reagan.] USSR 's imprisonment of him for his human rights activism recalled. [SHCHARANSKY - jokes about his criminal contacts here; remains committed to human rights for those still imprisoned in USSR .]

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Champ, Henry;
Fletcher, Martin
Duration:
00:04:20

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.