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USSR / Brezhnev Funeral #75434

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 15, 1982
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(Studio) Eulogy for Leonid Brezhnev quoted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Brezhnev's funeral discussed.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Moscow, USSR ) Funeral services featured; films shown. Yuri Andropov's eulogy translated on screen; Vice President George Bush noted leading United States delegation. United States delegation reported meeting with foreign minister Andrei Gromyko as well as with Andropov. [BUSH - outlines United States foreign policy goals.]
REPORTER: Bob Zelnick

(Studio) Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher, Chancellor Helmut Kohl and President Francois Mitterrand, as well as President Reagan, noted sending lower or ceremonial delegations to funeral; problems faced by Andropov as representative by Poland's General Wojciech Jaruzelski, Fidel Castro, Yasir Arafat, Huang Hua, Babrak Karmal described. Film shown.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Concern over Andropov's security as leader of USSR noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Andropov's election, over Brezhnev protege Konstantin Chernenko, examined; defense secretary Dmitri Ustinov, Gromyko, Vladimir Shcherbitsky, Nikolai Tikhonov said supporting Andropov. Conflicting reports on Chernenko's reaction to Andropov's election considered.
REPORTER: John Scali

(DC) Andropov's influence with military and international revolutionary causes discussed in detail; Andropov's former role with KGB recalled. [Former ntl. security council deputy William HYLAND - notes Andropov's success as KGB chief.] Extent of USSR involvement in Africa, Latin America, S.E. Asia, Afghanistan, China (Puerto Rico) and Andropov's possible course of action in these locales detailed. [HYLAND - thinks Iran is major opportunity for USSR .] United States analysts said anticipating business-as-usual with USSR in long range.
REPORTER: John McWethy

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max;
Scali, John;
Zelnick, Bob

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