ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 14, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) Pol. opposition to reform efforts of Mikhail Gorbachev reported; scenes shown. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) says process underway is not simple.] Clash between Gorbachev and number 2 party man Yegor Ligachev examined. "Pravda" editorial attacking Ligachev quoted. Attack by Gorbachev on pols. having nostalgia for Stalin-type dictatorship detailed. [Amherst College William TAUBMAN - analyzes Gorbachev's tone.] Nuances of Gorbachev-Ligachev dispute considered.
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