CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 17, 1981
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(Studio) Warsaw radio reported officially acknowledging deaths and injuries in Poland crisis. President Reagan quoted with regard to violence inviting violence.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(London, England) Polish television shown. Details of violence given. Sites and nature of violence reported Significance of violence considered. [International Institute for Strategic Studies Robert ELLIOT - cites Silesia as area of Poland where violence might be expected.] Mil. districts of Poland specified, use of military described. [University of Wisconsin Prof. Hank WOESSNER - tells of woman being refused travel to West Germany for brother's funeral.] Nos. arrested considered. Smuggled note from bishop said alleging deplorable conds. for prisoners. USSR role considered; USSR alleged to have directed Wojceich Jaruzelski action with threat of USSR intervention.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton
(Studio) USSR Warsaw Pact commander said still believed to be in Warsaw to help supervise martial law. Other USSR officers said working closely with Polish army. Report attributed to United States State Department sources and other via Robert Pierpoint. James and Rose Marie Brenner of Florida reported recing. ham radio report from "Jan" near Krakow alleging public executions by Polish military
REPORTER: Dan Rather
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