ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 09, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Jerry King) Rescue operations in wake of earthquake in Armenia, USSR , featured; scenes shown of devastation in town of Spitak; map shown. [Two ARMENIANS - (thru translator) describe events.] Return of Mikhail Gorbachev from United States to take charge of relief efforts noted. Issue of continue dispute between ethnic Armenians and Azerbaijanis noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Relief needs outlined. [Soviet embassy minister-cnslr. Yevgeniy KUTOVOY - lists medicine and medical equipment needed.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings; DC: John McWethy) United States preparations to send relief materials and staff rptd; unusual Soviet-United States cooperation in venture noted.
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