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Czechoslovakia / Dubcek Regime #199797

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 24, 1968
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(Studio) USSR -Czechoslovakia meeting called off. Rptd. Soviets demanding more conservative Communists be incld. in delegation. Talks may begin over wkend.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Prague, Czechoslovakia) Most Czechs are unimpressed with phased withdrawal of Soviet troops announcement. Will believe it when they see it. They don't know how many will stay and for how long. No place to provide winter qtrs. and Czechs wonder what price paid to promise Soviets to pull out. Communist Party leader Alexander Dubcek and other leaders have gained popular support. Premier Oldrich Cernik warns people not to pin too much hope on Dubcek. Dubcek regime reopens border to Westerners, reaffirms reform goals and rejects purges. Will Dubcek and policies survive 2nd summit?
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel

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