ABC Evening News for Saturday, May 07, 1988
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Forming of opposition party to challenge Communist party's monopoly of power in USSR reported; Mikhail Gorbachev's economy reforms mentioned. Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) Change in Soviet foreign policy to put emphasis on diplomacy over military featured; details given, scenes shown. [Soviet expert Peter FRANK - says withdrawal from Afghanistan illustration USSR 's reduction in commitments abroad.] Soviet commitments abroad outlined on screen; impact of this commitment on Soviet standard of living detailed. [FRANK - describes costs of overseas involvements.] Gorbachev's perestroika policy mentioned.
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