ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 01, 1978
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(Studio) Refusal of Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and of White House to comment on reports that discussions underway for trade of dissident Anatoly Shcharansky for Sovs. held in West reported Origin of story with Israeli parliament mbr. Samuel Flatto-Sharon detailed. Interview with Sharon in Tel Aviv, by Bill Seamans, shown. [SHARON - says negotiations for Shcharansky's release are underway and others are involved in exchange. Thinks it will happen quickly; notes United States involvement.]
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Report on negotiations for Shcharansky's release, rptdly. for 2 Soviet UN employees arrested for spying in New Jersey. American officials' views on issue stated. Sharon's role described. Moscow's apparent disint. in talking of exchange noted.
REPORTER: John Scali
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