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USSR / Hungary / Politics #115737

ABC Evening News for Sunday, May 22, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Replacement of Hungary's Communist party leader Janos Kadar by Premier Karoly Grosz, a reform-minded advocate of changes promoted by USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev, reported Report introduced.

(Budapest, Hungary: Barrie Dunsmore) Announcement in Hungary of leadership change featured; historical film shown of 1956 revolution when Dwight Eisenhower was still United States president; scenes shown of Kadar and Grosz. Elevation of Imre Pozsgay to, and demotion of old guard leaders from Politburo, reported Gorbachev's hopes that Hungary will reform itself and become communist model for other socialist states explained.

Donaldson, Sam;
Dunsmore, Barrie

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