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USSR / Sakharov and Bonner #90026

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 21, 1984
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(Studio) West German foreign minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher, meeting with USSR foreign minister Andrei Gromyko tomorrow, said possibly pleading for safety of Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov and wife Yelena Bonner.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(New York City) Incr. international concern over plight of couple examined; demonstrations in support of Sakharov across nation and Europe described, shown. [Stepson Alexey SEMYONOV - recalls Soviet officials' handling of parent's previous hunger strikes.] Sakharov's role in USSR development of nuclear bomb and sacrifices to marry dissident Bonner to campaign for human rights reviewed; films, photos shown. Scenes from "Sakharov" shown courtesy Home Box Of c., Incorporated [Scientist Sidney DRELL - considers Sakharov a living saint; explains.] Sakharov's exile in Gorky and continued efforts against Soviet oppression noted. [DRELL - conts. praise.]
REPORTER: Jack Smith

Jennings, Peter;
Smith, Jack

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