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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Ted Koppel
(DC) President Reagan's awarding of Medal of Freedom to Senator Howard Baker, actor James Cagney, Tennessee Ernie Ford and late Anwar Sadat as well as to late Whittaker Chambers examined. [REAGAN - announces John Chambers' acceptance of award for father.] Chambers' role in Alger Hiss' conviction for perjury recalled. [August 25, 1948, CHAMBERS - accuses Hiss of lying.] Background to Chambers-Hiss affair, and Chambers' relationship with Richard Nixon, recalled; photos shown. [REAGAN - quotes Arthur Kessler in praising Chambers.] American left's perception of Chambers' role in perpetuating Cold War noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
- Donaldson, Sam;
- Koppel, Ted
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