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Czechoslovakia #199181

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 09, 1968
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(Studio) Czechoslovakia leaders say public pressure great to restore liberal reforms scrapped as result of USSR bloc invasion. Speculation USSR might move against other E. European ntns. that have broken away from total USSR domination. Report on Yugoslavia follows.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Ljukljana, Yugoslavia) Good economy, great Christmas shopping spree marks Ljukljana, Yugoslavia, in contrast to other cities farther E. Old line communists discount Christmas as factor. Christmas decorations, Santa Claus (Father Frost) featured. Nursery in department store shown. Rich merchandise, luxury goods abound. High living standard in Yugoslavia galls USSR . Western influence noted. United States made products filmed. Not all roses, however; unemployment, restlessness, trouble with minorities exist. Tito's brand of socialism is working. Czechoslovakian situation noted. Yugoslavia's sins, incl: trade with West, tincture of capitalism, etc., breed USSR threats. Little fear noted in Yugoslavia.
REPORTER: Frank Kearns

Cronkite, Walter;
Kearns, Frank

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