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Yalta Anniversary #94632

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 05, 1985
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(Studio) Yalta conference of US, Great Britain and USSR 40 years ago this week recalled; President Reagan's traditional remarks on occasion noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Yalta, USSR ) Yalta's lasting impact reviewed; Walter Lippmann's praise of conference recalled, quoted. World War II events leading to Yalta discussed; historical films shown. [Franklin Roosevelt's adviser at Yalta Kathleen Harriman MORTIMER - notes ending war was participants' primary concern.] Roosevelt and Winston Churchill recalled concerned with keeping Joseph Stalin in European theater as well as involving him in war against Japan. [MORTIMER - recalls number lives saved by Yalta.] Yalta agreements affecting Europe reviewed; secret agreement affecting Asia and agreement leading to San Francisco conf.'s establishment of United Nations mentioned. Prevalent myths about Yalta discussed. [Churchill aide Lord GODWIN - denies Yalta gave E. Europe to USSR .] [Stalin INTERPRETER - sees Yalta as model of cooperation; elaborates.] [GODWIN - was appalled at Roosevelt's poor health; recalls Stalin's domination of conf., dipl. abilities.]
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter

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