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Special Segment (Czechoslovakian Tour) #554288

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 23, 1987
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Nogales, Arizona: Brian Ross) Czechoslovakian tour featured; details given, scenes shown. Mil. pilot, communist party official and nuclear physicist noted in truck touring US. Truck noted carrying plane underneath. Counterintelligence investigation reported being conducted. NSC and FBI mentioned following truck. Scenes shown from Tucson, Arizona, newscast regarding Czechoslovakian tour. Man quoted regarding purpose in US. Truck's rte. traced on screen. Truck noted travelling close to United States military bases. Agents quoted regarding Czechoslovakian's activities in San Diego, California. Hidden plane reported being flown over unnamed military base. Trucks noted used by USSR and E. bloc countries for espionage in US. [Espionage expert Desmond BALL - comments on USSR espionage tactics.] NBC News mentioned talking to Czechoslovakians; scenes shown. [MAN - (thru translator) says they are visiting United States as tourists.] Scenes shown of Czechoslovakians leaving United States and going into Mexico. United States officials noted being sure espionage was tour's mission.

Reporter(s):
Chung, Connie;
Ross, Brian
Duration:
00:04:50

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