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NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 08, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Steve Hurst) Kremlin chgs. against jailed "United States News and World Report "journalist Nicholas Daniloff, outlined in "Izvestia" and involving Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, examined; details given, scenes shown. Daniloff's alleged relationship with expelled United States diplomacy Paul Stombaugh noted. [Miranda DANILOFF - describes her reaction to father's plight.] Connection between Daniloff's arrest and recent New York City arrest of Soviet employee Gennady Zakharov and possibility Daniloff affair was arranged by Kremlin members opposing United States-USSR summit considered.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Mikhail Gorbachev's continued desire for summit if arms control progress is evident noted.

(Denver, Colorado: Chris Wallace) President Reagan's criticism of USSR detention of Daniloff and warning of affect on relations with United States examined; details given, scenes shown. [REAGAN - considers reporter's arrest an outrage; cites possible effect on United States-USSR relations] Options under consideration by administration listed. Scheduled meeting of Secretary of State George Shultz and foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze mentioned. [State Department spokesperson Bernard KALB - cites possible impact on summit plans.] [Senator Robert DOLE - calls for Gorbachev to wake up to insanity of situation.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Possibility Zakharov will be indicted tomorrow on espionage chgs. mentioned.

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Hurst, Steve;
Wallace, Chris
Duration:
00:05:00

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