ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 04, 1978
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(Studio) Speculation about future of Soviet dissident Anatoly Shcharansky and possible trade for his freedom in West reported Mention of former USSR UN official Arkady Shevchenko as possible exchange participant noted; little value given to this report, due to political asylum given Shevchenko by US, stated.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Vienna, Austria) File film and photos shown. Details given about possible negotiations for Shcharansky's release in return for Communist spies held in West as 2nd part of exchange operation begun with earlier exchange of American, Israeli and Soviet prisoners. Involvement in negotiations of representative for Israeli parliamentarian Shmuel Flatto-Sharon, E. German attorney and USSR government outlined; Jewish Agency for Israel mentioned. President Carter's personal involvement in Shcharansky case stated.
REPORTER: Kati Marton
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