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Meanwhile, Moscow insiders are waiting to see how the US copes with a dilemma on the television front. Acting Ambassador Jack Matlock is groping for a way to criticize Soviet policy in Afghanistan and Poland without forfeiting the traditional TV message allowed to various foreign diplomatic missions on the occasion of their national holidays.

Last July 4 American Ambassador Thomas Watson was denied the TV time because the wouldn't delete criticism of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan from his prepared text.

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Western diplomats on the scene say Matlock will try to get across American thinking on the Afghan and Polish situations clearly -- but in directly.m