ABC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 28, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Acknowledgment by Polish government leader Wojciech Jaruzelski that government is partially to blame for conditions. leading to labor unrest in Poland reported Report introduced.
(Gdansk, Poland: Jerry King) Status of relationship between government and Solidarity labor union reported; scenes shown of church service in Gdansk. [JARUZELSKI - (thru translator) says nothing should divide working class.] [Parish priest Father Henryk JANKOWSKI - (thru translator) says Solidarity must be reinstated.] Return of Lech Walesa to striking shipyard in Gdansk reported [Union ADVR. - (thru translator) says let's solve problem now.]
(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Responses of USSR to labor unrest in Poland in 1981 and 1988 compared. Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) Reaction people in street, television and government in USSR to labor situation in Poland featured; scenes shown. [In sts., RUSSIANS - (thru translator) criticize Polish strikes.] Soviet television coverage noted slanted against workers. [TV COMMENTATOR - (thru translator) says illegal strikes continue in Poland.] Restrained response of Soviet government to strikes detailed. [Soviet foreign ministry spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - (thru translator) comments.]