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Making of KGB Agent (Part I) #89291

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 05, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Oslo, Norway) Anatomy of KGB recruitment of Norwegian citizen Arne Treholt examined; Norwegian traitor and ruler under Nazi occupation Vidkun Quisling recalled. Films of that era shown. Treholt's rise in Norwegian pols. and decision to work for USSR discussed. Films, photos shown. Pol. factors apparently affecting Treholt's treason, include NPJ war, reviewed. [Treholt associate and labor party spokesperson Einer FORDE - considers anti-Americanism Treholt's primary ideological stance.] Efforts of KGB agent Viktor Grushgo to recruit defense ministry and NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) official Arald Isseg noted. [ISSEG - describes KGB's "talent scouting" operation aimed at identifying potential agent material.] [Journalist Jon Otto JOHANSSEN - recalls Grushko's effort to recruit him.] [FORDE - lists classical motives behind Treholt's espionage.] Treholt's treason noted yielding West defense intelligence to USSR .
REPORTER: Pierre Salinger

(Studio) Part II previewed.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Salinger, Pierre
Duration:
00:04:10

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