ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 25, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) [Representatives James OBERSTAR, Morris UDALL, Senator John DANFORTH - react to situation with regard to paddlefish.] Habitat and characteristics of American paddlefish described in detail; films shown. Importance of caviar to USSR discussed. Problems with sturgeon and ensuing Soviet interest in paddlefish recalled in detail. [Missouri conservation department spokesperson Kim GRAHAM - recalls Soviet request for paddlefish and subsequent large order.] Fact that Americans will soon by paying for caviar that they gave USSR for free noted. [Representative Edward DERWINSKI - shows lack of cooperation.] [UDALL - says United States should boycott purchase of caviar.]
REPORTER: Jack Smith
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