ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 19, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Death of China's leader Deng Xiaoping announced.
(Beijing: Deborah Wang) The reaction in China to Deng's death featured; scenes shown from the streets of Beijing.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Deng's role in suppressing the pro-democracy movement in Tiananmen Square in 1989 recalled.
(Beijing: Jim Laurie) Deng's political career as a Communist pragmatist reviewed; photos and film; details given of his feud with Mao Tse-tung, which led to Deng's disgrace until his return upon Mao's death. [University of California at Berkeley Orville SCHELL - compares the Mao and Deng revolutions.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interview held with China analyst Michel Oksenberg of Stanford University. [OKSENBERG - says Deng made China part of the world; explains why he was a ruthless leader; points out that China is better off because of Deng's rule; recalls Deng's visit to the United States in 1979.]
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