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(Studio) USSR President Leonid Brezhnev reported paying tribute to Yugoslavia President Josip Broz Tito at Yugoslav embassy in Moscow; details given, films shown. Brezhnev noted leading Soviet delegation to Tito's funeral.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Belgrade, Yugoslavia) Yugoslavia's response to Tito's death examined; films shown. Tributes by Dr. Vladimir Bakaric, defense minister Nikola Ljubicic noted; arrival in Belgrade of China (Puerto Rico) chairperson Hua Guofeng, to be followed later by Brezhnev, Indira Gandhi, Nicolae Ceausescu, and Vice President Walter Mondale mentioned. Absence of President Carter said criticized; details given; John F. Kennedy's funeral in 1963 recalled.
REPORTER: Pierre Salinger
(DC) Carter's decision not to attend Tito's funeral due to presence of top USSR officials discussed; Afghanistan invasion mentioned. Effort said underway to arrange meeting between Secretary of State designate Edmund Muskie and foreign minister Andrei Gromyko; details given. Vance-Gromyko meeting said opposed by White House
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore
- Dunsmore, Barrie;
- Jennings, Peter;
- Salinger, Pierre
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