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US-Poland Relations / Economy Aid #121582

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 17, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(DC: Brit Hume) President Bush reported announcing economic aid package for Poland; scenes shown of Bush in Polish-American town of Hamtramck, Michigan; details given of Bush's plan. [BUSH - speaks in Polish.] Pkg. noted offered in effort to help free Warsaw Pact ntns. from dominance by USSR . [BUSH - says one day all peoples of Europe will live in freedom.] Challenge to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to permit more political independent noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(Warsaw, Poland: Jerry King) Response of Poland to Bush's plan for aid to Poland reported; Solidarity leader Lech Walesa's stmts. quoted. [TV commentator Grzegorz WOZNIAK - says Poland needs substantial economic aid now.] Problems of Polish economy cited. [Pol. commentator Karol SZINDZALOSZ - says Bush seems to understand some of the challenges of Poland.] Solidarity noted officially reregistered as legal trade union; scenes shown from ctrm. Likely meeting of Polish leader Wojciech Jaruzelski and Walesa mentioned.

Hume, Brit;
King, Jerry;
Jennings, Peter

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