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Poland #275151

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 30, 1981
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(Studio) Cancellation of scheduled elecs. in Poland by military council announced.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(London, England) Council's preparation for show trials of Polish dissidents, include former Communist party leader Edward Gierek discussed; apparent status of labor resistance considered.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) General Wojciech Jaruzelski reported forming panels to plan Poland's future; deputy prime minister Mieczyslaw Rakowski mentioned as leader of moderate faction.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(London, England) Solidarity's last meeting discussed; films shown. Issue of mass arrests considered; Lech Walesa mentioned. [Vice minister of foreign affairs Josef WIEJACZ - explains Walesa's importance.] Dilemma faced by Walesa explained.
REPORTER: Doug Sefton

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Commentary on effectiveness of United States sanctions against USSR ; Jimmy Carter's reaction to USSR invasion of Afghanistan recalled. [CARTER - condemns Soviet aggression.] Carter's economy sanctions against USSR listed. [CARTER - explains his response.] [Trade consultant Jim GIFFEN - doesn't believe sanctions will be effective.] USSR request that Armco aid in construction of factories reported [GIFFEN - recalls negotiations with USSR representatives] Likelihood that Reagan will be no more effective than Carter and allies' individual reactions discussed.
REPORTER: Bill Moyers

Fenton, Tom;
Moyers, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Sefton, Doug

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