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Poland #268639

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 04, 1980
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(Studio) Carter administration and Polish officials reported downplaying any threat of USSR invasion; contrary indications of USSR troops in E. Europe noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [Secretary of State Edmund MUSKIE - comments.] National security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski's assessment of situation outlined. [BRZEZINSKI - comments.] Admin. officials noted briefing House For. Affairs Committee today. [Committee chairperson Representative Clement ZABLOCKI - comments.] Reasons for administration attitude discussed.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint (WIBW-Tv news tape)

(Warsaw, Poland) Central committee spokesperson Jozef Klasa's remarks today reported, discussed; films shown. Apparent motive of committee 's official statement cited; 1968 USSR invasion of Czechoslovakia recalled. Statement issued by defense ministry reported, discussed.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

(DC) Mil. forces of Czechoslovakia noted incring. its presence on border with Poland; USSR 's military preparations on its border discussed. Maps shown. Similar measures underway in East Germany outlined.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(Studio) USSR 's reaction to President Carter's statement about Polish situation quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Moscow, USSR ) USSR foreign minister's comments on Carter noted not reported here; possible reasons for press silence discussed. USSR invasion of Afghanistan and Soviet press's denial of it recalled.
REPORTER: Gordon Joseloff

Cronkite, Walter;
Joseloff, Gordon;
Pappas, Ike;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Quint, Bert

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