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Poland #274847

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 16, 1981
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(Studio) Mil. authorities reported cracking down hard on Polish dissidents.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(London, England) Atmosphere of calm reported following night of strike-breaking by police and military authorities. Areas of continuing strikes outlined on screen. [WOMAN - notes food situation improved though severe restrictions continue.] [WOMAN - describes force used by police to break up strike.] Govt. promises of reform outlined; details given, films shown.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) Mil. authorities reported fearing revolt by citizen militia. Reagan admin. noted planning to step up response to situation in Poland. Break-up of strike in shipyard in Gdansk described.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Secretary of State Alexander Haig reported restricting activities of Polish diplomats in US. [Polish ambassador Romuald SPASOWSKI - feels crisis deepening.] [State Department spokesperson Dean FISCHER - notes concern at reports of widespread internment in Poland.] [President REAGAN - refuses comment.] [Zbigniew BRZEZINSKI - states Soviet intervention by proxy designed to destroy Solidarity.] Current dangers to Solidarity analyzed.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) Coverage of presidential news conference tomorrow announced.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Fenton, Tom;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Rather, Dan

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