NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 12, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Release of "US News and World Report" journalist Nicholas Daniloff from Moscow prison in exchange for release of accused Soviet spy Gennady Zakharov in New York City while both await their respective trials reported
(Moscow, USSR : Steve Hurst) Daniloff's release featured; details given, scenes shown. Ruth Daniloff mentioned, shown. [DANILOFF - comments on release; thanks President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev.] Restrictions on Daniloff here outlined.
(DC: Chris Wallace) [REAGAN - refers to "our hostage in Moscow" being released.] Apparent basis of administration's about-face on terms of Daniloff's release explained. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - denies case has changed.] Conditions of Zakharov's release mentioned. [Henry KISSINGER - believes US bowed to USSR ransom demands.] [SHULTZ - defs. administration's handling of affair.] [Senator Richard LUGAR - opposes summit while Daniloff remains in captivity.] [Chief of staff Don. REGAN - comments.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Marvin Kalb) Complexity of further negotiations to win Daniloff's freedom considered.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw, Marvin Kalb) Implications of situation for future USSR policy toward United States discussed.
(DC: Anne Garrels) USSR espionage in United States and countersurveillance by FBI examined; details given, scenes shown. [Former Soviet operations director for CIA, Harry RIZITSKI - explains Moscow's probable perception of Zakharov-Daniloff affair.] Possibility Daniloff's arrest was warning to FBI to halt entrapping Soviet spies considered.