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Person of The Week (Lech Walesa) #123735

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 18, 1989
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Solidarity leader Lech Walesa featured in week in which he has assumed role of "kingmaker" in Poland; scenes shown. [WALESA - (thru translator) says "I am with the masses."] [Center for Strategic and International Studies Janusz BUGAJSKI - explains Walesa's persistent role.] Review of development of Solidarity in Poland in the 1980s given; scenes shown of Walesa leading strike at Gdansk, Poland, shipyard in 1980. Solidarity's victory at polls this year noted. [Tufts Univ.'s Sarah Meiklejon TERRY - assesses Walesa's role in leading Poland toward more democrat system; says Solidarity will have to impose austerity measures on its own constituency.] [BUGAJSKI - explains Walesa's role as mediator.] [Polish American Congress spokesperson Jan NOWAK - says Walesa can generate enthusiasm.] [WALESA - (thru translator) says there is no going back now.]

Reporter(s):
Koppel, Ted
Duration:
00:04:30

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