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Eastern Europe / Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty #127834

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 09, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Budapest, Hungary: Morton Dean) Changing roles for Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty, which has historically broadcast news that was not being reported into Eastern Europe and USSR , now that area's politics are changing examined; historical scenes shown of Radio Free Europe broadcast. [President Gene PELL - says these radios now have reporters in the countries to which we broadcast.] Plans for the two radios to open news bureaus in Eastern European nations noted; scenes shown from news bureau in Budapest, Hungary. [Hungarian Radio Free Europe director Lazlo RIBANSZKY - says we have become an insurance policy for the opposition in Hungary.] Flood of requests for programs on how democracy works explained. [PELL - says we are going to "how to" programming.]

Dean, Morton;
Jennings, Peter

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