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MS Baarghorn leaves plane at London airport
MS Interviewer and Baarghorn's brother at Carlisle, Massachusetts
TRANSCRIPT: Commentator: ... International airport and put him on a plane to London. The Russians stick to their claim that Baarghorn had been on spying mission, but said they were sitting him free because of President Kennedy's personal concern in the case of. Baarghorn was pale and drawn as he stepped from the plane at London Airport; he refused to answer questions about his 16-day imprisonment, but he appeared to have suffered no serious effects. The 52-year-old Soviet Affairs expert was met at the airport by US officials, the driven to the American Embassy to report on his arrest and detention. Baarghorn is expected to fly to the U.S. tomorrow. His comment to the US official who met him: "It's sure good to be out". In Palm Beach, President Kennedy expressed gratification over Baarghorn's release. The professor's 80-year-old mother in Newhaven, Connecticut said the news was wonderful. Baarghon's brother, Elso, a botany professor at Harvard University gave his view of the incident to Jim Jensen of Station WBZ Boston.
TRANSCRIPT: Jensen: Mr. Baarghorn, naturally you're quite relieved to hear of the release of your brother.
Baarghorn: Yes, I certainly am and I very much appreciate Mr Kennedy's strong action in this case, because it appears a typical case - somewhat of a test case of the cultural exchange between the Soviet Union and this country.
Jensen: Well, as I understand it, your brother has not pulled any punches as regards his analysis of the Soviet type of government.
Baarghorn: That is very true, he is an objective historian.
Jensen: Would you say that this perhaps led to his seizure
I don't know. That's difficult to say.
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