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News in Brief

News Item 1:
1. General Comprehension. True or False Questions.
(1) American reporter Nicholas Daniloff returned to the United States today.
(2) Accused Soviet spy Gennadi Zakharov was back in the Soviet Union.
(3) There is no connection between the Iceland meeting and the two releases, according to American official sources.
(4) The preparatory meeting in Iceland will be held on October 11 and 12.
(5) President Reagan declared that the release of Daniloff made the preparatory meeting between the two leaders possible.
(6) Gennadi Zakharov was released after a brief trial on espionage charges.

2. Choose the best answer (a, b, c, or d) to complete each of the following statements.
(1) The scheduled preparatory meeting in Iceland between President Reagan and Secretary Gorbachev was _______________.
a. initiated by Secretary of State George Shultz
b. arranged during the last summit meeting between the two leaders
c. proposed by the Soviet leader
d. proposed by President Reagan
(2) This preparatory meeting aims at ______________.
a. discussing the release of Soviet human rights activist Yuri Orlov
b. stepping up preparations for a formal summit later this year
c. deciding the location of a full-fledged summit later this year
d. working out a specific agenda for a full-fledged summit
(3) President Reagan insisted that he would not have agreed to the preparatory meeting in Iceland if ______________.
a. the two sides had not reached an agreement about Daniloff and Zakharov
b. Zakharov were not brought to trial in New York
c. the Soviet government had not agreed to release Yuri Orlov
d. Daniloff were still detained in Moscow
(4) According to Secretary of State George Shultz, the release of Zakharov is related to _____________.
a. the earlier release of Daniloff
b. the promised release of Yuri Orlov
c. his pleading no contest to espionage charges
d. the agreement for the proposed preparatory meeting between American President and Soviet Secretary.

News Item 2:
Spot Dictation. Listen to the tape again and fill in the following blanks.
    The Vatican today all as and said should be taught that their are the Catholic church. The document was to all and restates the church's position that are not sinful but is.

News Item 3:
1. Fill in the blanks to complete the following statements.
(1) Lefty Dresell today his post as the at the University of .
(2) The death of basketball star Len Bias was caused by .
(3) Dresell's resignation (did/didn't) come as a surprise to his former colleagues and the general public.
(4) Dresell will remain at the University as .
(5) Dresell had coached basketball at the University of Maryland for years.

2. Choose the best answer (a, b, c, or d) to complete each of the following statements.
(1) Lefty Dresell decided to resign from the post as basketball coach at the University of Maryland because _____________.
a. Lefty Dresell felt guilty for the death of his favorite player
b. some influential people were urging the University Chancellor to remove him
c. people blamed Dresell for the loss of a basketball star
d. Dresell had been cross-examined by a Grand Jury
(2) Dresell stepped down as the head basketball coach, but ______________.
a. the University of Maryland promised to hire him again eight years later
b. he remained as a member of the Board of Regents
c. he did not suffer a great financial loss
d. Maryland Chancellor appointed him Athletic Director of the University
(3) Dresell admitted before a Grand Jury that _____________ after the death of Len Bias.
a. he had instructed the evidence of drug use to be removed
b. he had ordered his assistant to remove the furniture in Bias' room
c. he had encouraged his players to abandon academic studies
d. he had negotiated with the University about his contract

News in Detail

1. Fill in the blanks to complete the first paragraph of the news.
    American journalist, Nicholas Daniloff, to the United States today, a man. He walked a plane at Dulles Airport Washington this afternoon after detention in the Soviet Union. Dailoff words for members of family and journalists .

2. Focusing on Details. With the help of the first few words, complete as precisely as possible the questions asked concerning Daniloff and then fill in the blanks to complete the replies to these questions.
(1) Richard, what was the mood ?
Answer: The Daniloffs enjoyed an reunion. Daniloff was by his children with a bottle of and some and a .
(2) What seemed most on Daniloff's mind ?
Answer: Daniloff seemed very, very that his own as a had not been damaged in the .
(3) Is there any chance Daniloff who is ?
Answer: Daniloff told reporters that he left with his and which was still and he hoped that he would be able to revisit .
(4) What else can you tell us ?
Answer: There were at the airport which proved that Daniloff had a lot of among the .
(5) So he seemed a lot more ?
Answer: Yes, he seemed , and well .

3. Fill in the detailed information according to what you have heard.
(1) When Daniloff believed that Soviet-American affairs is , he quoted an English saying, " ."
(2) The words on presented to Daniloff had been from " Nick Daniloff" to " Nick Daniloff."
(3) Daniloff displayed with to the cameramen and photographers, .

4. Spot Dictation. Listen to the tape again and fill in the following blanks.
(1) The Daniloffs enjoyed here at Dulles Airport. Daniloff was by his daughter, , and his son, . They celebrated his arrival with . And they bought for their father.
(2) "I can tell you that there were here too, some of whom Mr. Daniloff with , and that it for Daniloff to get their attention so that . I think that the most obvious thing is that here, among , that were very happy to see him."

5. Fill in the blanks to complete the following statements.
(1) Daniloff insisted that his release and that of Zakharov were not two equivalent things because he was released in Moscow without a while there was a and a for Zakharov before he left.
(2) Daniloff felt that his personal honor or integrity as a journalist had been preserved in the negotiations because he believed that he had .

Special Report
1. Identification. Match the people in Column I with their positions in Column II and their relevant events in Column III.
Column I             Column II                 Column III
(1) Van Sauter       a. Chief Executive Officer   i. Being ousted
(2) Thomas Wyman     b. CBS founder             ii. Becoming new chairman
(3) Laurence Tisch   c. President of CBS news   iii. Having replaced the last CEO
(4) William Paley     d. Leading stockholder     iv. Having resigned

Answer: (1) ?? ?? ; (2) ?? ?? ; (3) ?? ?? ; (4) ?? ?? .

2. True or False Questions.
(1) Thomas Wyman decided to cancel the normal monthly Board meeting because he was afraid of any new moves in the CBS shake-up.
(2) Although Wyman cancelled the meeting, the Board met anyway and the meeting was held till quite late.
(3) The polarized battle was between Laurence Tisch and Thomas Wyman on one side and William Paley and some Board members on the other.
(4) Part of Wyman's intention which he expressed implicitly in his budget plan presentation was that he and those aligned with him tried to sell the company.
(5) Thomas Wyman tried to delay Laurence Tisch and William Paley stepping into office.
(6) The Board reached an unanimous judgment when the three principle men in the battle were not present.
(7) Laurence Tisch just came rolling into the Board meeting and took over the company.
(8) The Board's dissatisfaction with Thomas Wyman started long age and the final decision was made late last week.
(9) If Thomas Wyman remained in power, there would have been continued battles in the press.

3. Complete the list of the sources of CBS's trouble.
(1) Problems common to the television industry:
    a. Revenues used to grow at the rate of , , percent a year; now revenues are .
    b. are finding other outlets.
    c. There is new from the network.
(2) Mismanagement of CBS:
    a. Wyman was a , but not a .
    b. Those talented egos in require , but Thomas Wyman is not .
    c. He was a kind of manager.

4. Focusing on Details. Fill in the detailed information according to what you have heard.
(1) "The CBS , as you mention, have been , and they're probably , but specifically, what were they ? How have they been mismanaged?"
(2) "I think there are probably different stories. One story that's received in the last week is Bill Moyer's story, which is a feeling that at CBS have been enshrined news values."

1. Roman Catholic Church
    Roman Catholic Church is that part of the Christian Church which accepts the authority of the pope, in distinction to the Orthodox Eastern Church, which separated from it in 1054, and to the Protestant Churches, which broke away in the sixteenth century. The Roman Catholic Church rose to be a great political power in the Roman Empire (the fourth century) and dominated Western Europe throughout the Middle Ages. There are about 463 million Roman Catholics in the world, preponderating in Spain, Ireland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Portugal, Italy, Latin America, Austria, Poland and France.

2. Vatican
    It refers to the pope's palace on the Vatican hill in Rome. Its many buildings, of different dates and styles, begun in 1277 but mainly completed in the mid-fifteenth century and the sixteenth century. The Vatican City is the only surviving Papal state surrounding the Vatican, recognized as an independent state by the Lateran Treaty in 1929. It has full sovereign rights and powers (army, police force, currency, diplomatic service, etc.), under the sovereignty of the pope. It has only an area of 108 acres, and nine hundred people.

3. Grand Jury
 

    A grand jury consists of twenty-three persons, laymen sworn to render a verdict in a court of justice. It hears only evidence for the prosecution to decide whether there is a case to be referred for trial. Witnesses are not represented by counsel, the hearings are in secret, and the judge is not present at the sessions, the jury merely presenting their findings to him. The person whom the jury decide to indict may never appear, and immunity is frequently given to witnesses providing evidence which enables a criminal indictment to be made.

1. NBC

    A wholly owned subsidiary of the Radio Corporation of America, the National Broadcasting Co. was incorporated in 1926. It owns five television stations and eight radio stations. In 1927 NBC established a two-network organization??the Red Network and the Blue Network. In 1943, under orders from the Federal Communications Commission, NBC sold the Blue Network, which became the American Broadcasting Co.

2. ABC
    The ABC network was formed in 1943 by Edward J. Noble, incorporated in 1949 in New York as United Paramount Theatres; title changed to American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres Inc. in 1953; present title American Broadcasting Cos. Inc. adopted in 1965. ABC owns five television stations and thirteen radio stations. It has also grown in other entertainment areas??publishing, recorded music, recreational facilities.

3. White knight
   A white knight is a rescuer, especially a company that prevents a take-over, viewed as unfavorable, of another company by offering better terms for a merger with it. The term is after a character in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass.

American reporter Nicholas Daniloff arrived back in the United States today, and accused Soviet spy, Gennadi Zakharov, left for the Soviet Union. Administration officials insisted that there is no connection between the two as they announce plans for a meeting in Iceland, October 11th and 12th, between President Reagan and Soviet leader Gorbachev. We have two reports on today's developments. First, NPR's Jim Angle at the White House. "The preparatory meeting in Iceland was proposed by Secretary Gorbachev in a letter to President Reagan September 19. Secretary Shultz said, today, the meeting will give the two leaders an opportunity to give a special push to preparations for a full-fledged summit later this year in the United States. President Reagan made clear his agreement to the meeting came after an agreement between the two nations on how to resolve the Daniloff affair. 'The release of Daniloff made the meeting possible. I could not have accepted and held that meeting if he was still being held.' But the President and others insisted that Daniloff's release without trial had no connection with Gennadi Zakharov, the accused Soviet spy who was allowed to plead no contest to espionage charges today and ordered out of the country. Secretary Shultz tied Zakharov's departure to the Soviet agreement to release human rights' activist, Yuri Orlov, and allow him and his wife to emigrate. I'm Jim Angle, at the White House."


The Vatican today denounced all homosexual activity as morally evil and said homosexuals should be taught that their sexual practices are unacceptable to the Catholic church. The document was relayed to Catholic bishops and restates the church's position that homosexual tendencies are not sinful but activity is. This is NPR in Washington.


University of Maryland basketball coach Lefty Dresell resigned today, another victim of the cocaine-induced death of basketball star Len Bias. Paul Guggenheimer reports. "Dresell's resignation came as no surprise today. In recent weeks, advisors to Maryland Chancellor John Slaughter and some members of the Board of Regents were pushing for Dresell's removal. This morning, at Maryland's Cole Field House, Dresell made it official. 'I want to announce that I am stepping down as the head basketball coach at Maryland. I will remain at Maryland in the position of Assistant Athletic Director. The University has agreed to honor the financial terms of my contract, which has 8 years remaining.' Dresell coached basketball at Maryland for 17 years, but following Bias's death, Dresell told a Grand Jury that he ordered an assistant to remove evidence of drug use from Bias's room, and subsequent revelations that his players were having academic problems proved to be Dresell's undoing. For National Public Radio, I'm Paul Guggenheimer in Washington."


American journalist, Nicholas Daniloff, returned to the United Stated today, a free man. He walked off a plane at Dulles Airport outside Washington late this afternoon after a month's detention in the Soviet Union. Daniloff had these words for members of his family and journalists at the airport:
"There is always a silver lining in every cloud. In Russian, Nyet Kuda bisdabra. And I believe that the cloud that hung over Soviet-American affairs is dissipating. I understand that the President is going to meet with Mr. Gorbachev shortly in Iceland, and this to me, is a wonderful thing. In my case, the investigation into the charges against me was concluded. There was no trial, and I left as an ordinary, free American citizen. In Zakharov's case, there was a trial, and he received a sentence. I'm sorry I don't remember the exact terms of the sentence, and he left. I do not believe that these two things are in any way equivalent."
NPR's Richard Gonzalez is at Dulles Airport now.
"Richard, what was the mood of Daniloff and his family when he arrived?"
"Well, the Daniloffs enjoyed a rather emotional reunion here at Dulles Airport. Daniloff was cheerfully greeted by his daughter Miranda and his son, Caleb. They celebrated his arrival with a bottle of champagne. And they bought a dozen of yellow roses for their father. Caleb presented his father with a T-shirt that had been printed to say "Free Nick Daniloff" and now had been amended to say "Freed Nick Daniloff", which Daniloff displayed with obvious relish to the cameramen and photographers who were gathered there."
"What seemed most on Daniloff's mind when he spoke with reporters today?"
"Well, as you heard him say, Daniloff seemed very, very relieved that his own personal honor and integrity as a journalist had been preserved in the negotiations that had freed him. And he repeated once or twice that that he felt that he had not been traded for Zakharov as a spy."
"Is there any chance Daniloff who is completing a second tour as a journalist in Moscow will return to the Soviet Union?"
"Well, Daniloff told us that he left the Soviet Union with his passport and just as importantly with his multiple-entry visa, 'which is still valid,' he said. And he ended his news conference by telling reporters that yesterday in Moscow, feeling that he might be leaving the Soviet Union soon, he had placed new flowers on the grave of his great grandfather who was buried in Moscow. And he said, 'I'm hopeful that I'll be able to do that again, some time.'"
"But who knows what will happen? What else can you tell us about what the scene looked like there?"
"Well, I can tell you that there were throngs of reporters here too, some of whom wanted to greet Mr. Daniloff with applause, and that it took a while for Daniloff to get their attention so that he could tell them what they wanted to hear. I think that the most obvious thing is that he had a lot of friends here, among the press corps, that were very happy to see him, and I think that he really … he had a sparkle in his eye that said, 'Well, I'm finally home.'"
"So he seemed a lot more rested perhaps than in Frankfurt?"
"Rested, relieved, and I'd have to say well scrubbed."
"(Laugh). NPR's Richard Gonzalez talking with us from Dulles Airport."


Today, Van Gordon Sauter, the President of CBS News resigned from his job. This resignation, the latest move in a CBS shake-up, which yesterday brought the ouster of CBS Chief Executive Officer Thomas Wyman. He was replaced by Laurence Tisch, the company's leading stockholder.
Also, yesterday, the 82-year-old founder of CBS, William Paley, came out of retirement to become the company's Chairman. Writer Ken Aleter says the CBS Board probably put the changes into motion even before the Board meeting yesterday.
"There was a regularly scheduled Board dinner, an informal dinner the night before, which is normal for a monthly Board meeting. And Wyman cancelled it, feeling that the Board was so polarized in the battle between Laurence Tisch and Paley on one side, and Thomas Wyman and some of the Board members who are supporters of his on the other. But the Board decided to meet anyway without Tisch or Paley or Wyman, and they apparently met till quite late, which would be Tuesday night. Then at the meeting yesterday, Mr. Wyman presented a budget as planned, and apparently, the Board unanimously was dissatisfied with that budget presentation. And then it was learned that, in fact, there had been, at least I'm informed, that there were overtures made by Wyman and by others aligned with him to try and sell the company, try and find a white knight to stave off Laurence Tisch and Bill Paley."
"Last minute scrambling by Wyman?"
"Yes, and in the end, the Board asked Tisch and Paley to leave, and then they asked Wyman to leave. So the 3 principle actors in this drama were out of the room when the Board discussed it, and I'm told, unanimously reached the judgment that it was time for a change. "
"So it's not really fair to say that Laurence Tisch came rolling into that meeting and just took it over."
"Well, apparently the Board took it over. What happened was, as of late last week, this Board was ready to support Tom Wyman. Something happened in the last several days to turn this Board around. And I think, in part, that something that happened was a growing sense of dissatisfaction with Wyman. And I suspect also, a sense that the Board probably had that the continued blood-letting in the press, would only continue if Wyman remained the helm, and they had to stop it."
"Yeah. Let me ask you for a very simplistic answer to a complicated question here. CBS got into this sort of trouble because of problems endemic to the television industry now, or because of mismanagement of CBS?"
"Both. Clearly, same thing is happening in all the networks. They're facing a future, at least the immediate future, where revenues no longer grow at the same rate they used to, which is 10, 12, 14 percent a year. Revenues are declining at all three networks. Advertisers are finding other outlets for their money, more efficient outlets, cheaper outlets for their money. There's new competition from the 4th network, from technology, from cable. Second, there was a feeling that, Wyman, though he was a good manager on paper and had a good strong managerial background, was not a people manager. Television is populated by a lot of famous people, who have rather large egos. They're also rather large talents. But in any case, those egos require some stroking. Tom Wyman was not was not a stroker. He was a go-by-the-book kind of manager. So he was a stranger, for instance, to the most important division of CBS, not the division that produces the most money, but the one that produces the most prestige, and that's the news division. "
"The CBS News people, as you mention, have been disenchanted of late, and they're probably encouraged by this move, but specifically, what were they fussing about? How have they been mismanaged? Can anyone say?"
"Well, I think there are probably a thousand different stories. One story that's received a lot of prominence in the last week is Bill Moyer's story, which is a feeling that the entertainment values at CBS have been enshrined at the expense of news values. That, however, is probably also a little simplistic if you go back to Edward R. Morrow, the late sainted Edward R. Morrow, who's a wonderful journalist, but who was also a journalist who sometimes enshrined entertainment values, for instance, if you go back and look at person-to-person interviews that he did on a program called 'Person to Person', it was a kind of a 'Gee, whiz, oh gosh, it's so nice to be invited into your home' kind of an atmosphere, and hardly hard news. But I think Moyers' complaint suggests how polarized the situation at CBS is."
"Ken Aleter. He's the author of the book, Greed and Glory on Wall Street , talking with us in n New York."
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