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Special Assignment (War or Peace) #70130

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 18, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Moscow, USSR ) Rel. between the state and its citizens in USSR examined; Karl Marx quoted, films shown. USSR government's use of "management of expectations" explained, discussed; various factors of USSR lifestyle noted. [Radio Moscow commentator Vladimir POSNER - comments.] Soviet propaganda's manipulation of Radio Moscow, "Pravda", television examined. [Columbia Univ. spokesperson Seweryn BIALER - comments.] USSR puppet show re: decadence in the West noted include portrayal of MarIon Brando; details given. [Harvard spokesperson Adam ULAM - comments.] Role of USSR dissidents such as Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Andrei Sakharov discussed. [POSNER - comments.] [BIALER - comments.] Extent of USSR influence intlly. noted.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

(Studio) USSR response to Vanocur's reports quoted in Tass article.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Vanocur, Sander

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