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Person of The Week (Mikhail Gorbachev) #113753

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 09, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev profiled; scenes shown from his recent United Nations speech. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) explains mil. reduction proposal.] Gorbachev's efforts to "restructure" Soviet society reviewed. [In 1985, British analyst Peter REDDAWAY - says we should not expect anything radical from Gorbachev.] Gorbachev's biography reviewed; photos shown; KGB head Yuri Andropov mentioned. [Harvard Univ. spokesperson Adam ULAM - comments on Gorbachev.] Succession of Soviet leaders Leonid Brezhnev, Andropov and Konstantin Chernenko recalled. [Stanford Univ. spokesperson Condoleezza RICE - discusses timing of Gorbachev's rule.] ["For. Affairs" editor William HYLAND - says Gorbachev has changed USSR .] Rel. of Gorbachev and Soviet people discussed. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) comments on change.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:05:00

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