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US-USSR Relations #71195

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 02, 1981
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(Studio) Lack of access to USSR television by United States diplomats here noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Controversy surrounding State Department's refusal to extend visa of USSR director of Canadian-American Institution Georgi Arbatov, following his request to appear on PBS debate with Bill Moyers, examined; details given, films shown. [State Department spokesperson William DYESS - defends Department actions on basis of lack of United States access to Soviet TV.] [MOYERS - discusses larger implications of issue with regard to Cold War mentality; notes necessity of Secretary of State Alexander Haig impressing White House] Response of State Department and White House to Moyers' allegations outlined.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

Reynolds, Frank;
Vanocur, Sander

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