ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 27, 1978
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(Studio) Beginning of spy trial of 2 Soviet United Nations officials in Newark, New Jersey, reported Questions to prospective jurors with regard to views on Communism and dissidents stated.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(DC) Background report on trial. Films and photos shown. Court, proceedings described. Recent report by USSR of expulsion of CIA agent Martha Peterson last year and recent trial of Francis J. Crawford mentioned. Reports that President Carter is ready to swap 2 Soviet spies, after trial, for Soviet dissident Anatoly Shcharansky stated; Sovs.' alleged response to this noted.
REPORTER: John Scali Artist: Aggie Whelan
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