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South Korea / Pol. Reforms #109983

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 29, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Seoul, South Korea: Jim Laurie) Significance of President Chun Doo Hwan's ruling party's about-face on citizens' call for democrat reforms in wake of maj. anti-government violence examined; details given, scenes shown. [PEOPLE - are surprised.] Reforms offered by party spokesperson Roh Tae Woo listed. [Ruling party assemblyman HYUN Hong Joo - claims party is honoring wishes of the people.] Combined impact on Chun regime of persistent civil unrest, US pressure and fear of losing 1988 Olympics noted. [STUDENT - explains students' skepticism.] [Dissident leader KIM Dae Jung - agrees; remarks transcribed on screen.] Probability opposition leader Kim Young Sam will face Roh Tae Woo in election if it occurs noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Seoul, South Korea: Mark Litke) US-S. Korean relations stemming from Korean war reviewed; scenes shown. [General William LIVSEY - assesses current North Korean threat.] Basis of anti-US sentiment here considered. [Armed Forces Korean Network ANNOUNCER - reminds United States troops against becoming involved in domestic pol. situations.] [LIVSEY - claims soldiers stay out of pols.]

Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim;
Litke, Mark

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