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Hungary / Politics / USSR and Eastern Europe #115729

ABC Evening News for Saturday, May 21, 1988
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Prime Min. Karoly Grosz reported set to take over pol. leadership in Hungary. Report introduced.

(Budapest, Hungary: Barrie Dunsmore) Pol. situation in Budapest featured; details given, scenes shown. [Dissident student spokesperson Robert BRAUN - discusses pols.] Communist party's self-examination during conference here detailed; long-time leader Janos Kadar mentioned. Impact of Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms on satellite pols. noted. [London School of Econs. Prof. George SCHOPFLIN - discusses Gorbachev program.] Econ. reform in Czechoslovakia, further Stalinization in Romania, East Germany's moving closer to West Germany and labor situation in Poland described; scenes shown. Impact of Gorbachev revolution on E. Europe reiterated.

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Serafin, Barry

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