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Carter / Poland #250145

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 29, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter's stop in Warsaw, Poland, on 1st leg of foreign trip noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Warsaw, Poland) Details of Carter's arrival given. Polish leader Edward Gierek's remarks outlined. Previous visits of President Nixon and Ford mentioned. [CARTER - says ideological labels have lost meaning and justice, world peace and human rights are more important.] President's schedule for Friday, include news conference to be televised in US, noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Coverage of press conference noted. Poland cited as only Communist nation to be visited by Carter on trip.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Warsaw, Poland) Report on lifestyles and economy in Poland. Warsaw Pact and NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) mentioned. West leanings of Poles in dress, music and frequent choice of Coca-Cola over vodka noted. Details behind Poland's present meat shortage cited. Workers' riots in response to government attempts to raise low prices of subsidized goods, government capitulation and continued problem and pol. restlessness outlined. Expectations with regard to Carter announcement of credits to help Polish farmers get American grain to feed animals noted. Practice by dissidents to meet for lectures mentioned; one lecturer is writer Adam Michnik. Polish television film shown. Gierek's relative leniency in repressiveness and in relations with Roman Catholic Church described. Interest of Poland in arms reduction in eastern bloc and NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) forces, since it is 2nd only to USSR in size of Warsaw Pact ntns., cited.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

(Studio) Bombing at Iran-American Academic Center in Tehran detailed. Carter due in Iran on Saturday
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Quint, Bert;
Schieffer, Bob

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