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USSR / Communist Party Conference/ Gorbachev's Reforms #116458

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 28, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Calling of Communist party conference in USSR to debate Mikhail Gorbachev's reform program reported Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) Communist party conference featured; details given of Gorbachev's plan to reform Soviet government; scenes shown. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) explains revised role for president] Call by Gorbachev for party to be put under rule of law explained. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) explains Soviet legal system.] Proposals for change in Soviet agriculture system discussed. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) talks about economy] [Politburo member Yegor YAKOVLEV - (thru translator) talks about conference delegates.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Don Kladstrup) Skepticism of Soviet people over reform reported [Street sweeper Valentina MOSEYEV - (thru translator) says everything needs to be improved.] Televising of Gorbachev's speech throughout USSR noted; scenes shown. [PEOPLE - (thru translator) comment on speech and issue of reform.] Gorbachev's reform goals detailed. [MAN - defends Joseph Stalin's methods.]

Jennings, Peter;
Kladstrup, Don;
Rodgers, Walter

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