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US-USSR Relations / Nicholson Death #95167

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 29, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(DC) Army Major Arthur Nicholson's body reported received at Andrews Air Force Base today by delegation headed by Vice President George Bush; presence of wife and daughter and sergeant - Jessie Schatz, who was with Nicholson when he was killed by Soviet sentry in East Germany, noted. [BUSH - hopes USSR understands severity of incident.] Latest United States version of Nicholson's death Sunday while on intelligence-gathering mission in East Germany outlined on screen, discussed. United States diplomacy pressure on USSR in retaliation described. [State Department spokesperson Edward DJEREJIAN - notes neither Tass nor "Pravda" have repeated their initial accts. of shooting.] Dipl. implications of Kremlin's suspension of public rhetoric for prospects of summit between President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev considered.
REPORTER: John McWethy

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Frankfurt, West Germany) New crackdown on USSR reconnaissance activity in W. Germany, prompted by Nicholson's death while on similar assignment in East Germany, examined; example shown. [Lieutenant Colonel Frederick BONNART - feels Sovs. operate under double standard; explains.] United States and USSR intelligence teams operating here compared, discussed. [BONNART - considers factors contributing to Nicholson's death.]
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

Kladstrup, Don;
Koppel, Ted;
McWethy, John

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