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Person of The Week (Reverend Laszlo T™Kes) #127837

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 09, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Father Laszlo T”kes, ethnic Hungarian Protestant clergyman who sparked the revolution in Romania against the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu, profiled; details given of his role in resistance to Romanian rule in region of Transylvania, Romania; scenes shown from his church. [T™KES - says before the revolution, Romanians lived in fear.] [Hungarian human rights foundation's Laszlo HAMOS - praises T”kes' courage.] Government pressure on T”kes that resulted in his arrest, which in turn led to the bloodshed that ended in revolution, recalled. [T™KES - says he could not be silent.] [Bard College Romanian writer Norman MANEA - says he was a catalyst.] [T™KES - says he fought for justice.]

Jennings, Peter

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