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USSR / The Gorbachev Era #132864

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 24, 1991
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Moscow: John Donvan) The coming of the end of the era of Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev featured; scenes shown of last speeches in Parliament and of a meeting in a Moscow hotel of prime ministers of the new commonwealth. Statement from Russian President Boris Yeltsin that a Gorbachev Foundation research center will be set up.

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Jim Laurie) The Gorbachev era reviewed; scenes shown of cardboard cutout of Gorbachev in Moscow and of Gorbachev over the years. [MAN - (thru translator) talks about Gorbachev.] Yeltsin's embracing of radical reform while Gorbachev lagged behind before and after the August coup recalled.

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Special edition of "PrimeTime Live" on Gorbachev's final hours announced.

Donvan, John;
Laurie, Jim;
Simpson, Carole

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