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US-USSR Relations / Reporters' Hearings / United States Reactions / Human Rights / Space #55027

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 05, 1978
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(Studio) "New York Times" reporter Craig Whitney's return to United States from USSR for vacation, in midst of lawsuit against him and "Baltimore Sun" reporter Hal Piper in USSR , noted. Apparent plans by United States to retaliate if Sovs. press case detailed.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) White House staff deputy's meeting with some Soviet journalists that cover White House reported ["Izvestia" correspondent Melor STURUA - calls meeting friendly; wasn't threatened in any way.] [Tass correspondent Vitaly GAN - describes meeting Doesn't think this is in response to Whitney and Piper case.] Press Secretary Jody Powell's statements about standing of Soviet correspondents in view of USSR harassment of American journalists in Moscow reported Restrictions on Soviet journalists in United States listed.
REPORTER: Ann Compton

(Studio) Possibility that Soviet trial for dissident Alexander Ginzburg will begin soon reported; his wife's comments given. Soviet premier Alexei Kosygin's address to Sup. Soviet with regard to United States reluctance to liberalize trade relations with Sovs. outlined. Congress prohibition of equal trade footing with USSR due to Soviet treatment of dissidents stated. Return to earth of Soviet and Polish cosmonauts that had linked with Salyut space station reported Film shown.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Compton, Ann;
Donaldson, Sam

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