ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 27, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Moscow: Jim Laurie) Expansion of President Mikhail Gorbachev's political power in USSR examined; increased presidential powers outlined on screen. [Supreme Soviet deputy Georgi ARBATOV - says he needs expanded power to get out of the crisis.] Criticism of Gorbachev's move by Boris Yeltsin and others noted. [Supreme Soviet deputy Sergei STANKEVICH - says it can distort our political system.] Gorbachev's response to critics noted. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) says he does not want personal power.]
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