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Christmas / Rome / Poland / Great Britain #295080

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 25, 1984
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(Studio) Pope John Paul II's message at Saint Peter's in Rome quoted; film shown. Roman Catholic Church mentioned. Activities in Bethlehem, Israeli-occupied West Bank, described; film shown. Israeli Prime Min. Shimon Peres' visit to Bethlehem and with city's Arab mayor cited. Jesus mentioned.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Warsaw, Poland) Struggles to celebrate Christmas in Poland, under communist system, detailed. Joseph Stalin's attempt to replace Saint Nicholas with Soviet's Grandfather Frost said unsuccessful in Poland. [WOMAN - comments about unavailability of gifts.] Govt.-operated Pewex Dollar Stores said well-stocked and for purpose of getting dollars sent to Poles by relatives. Most Poles said not to have dollars to buy products in stores. Message this sends to citizens from own government described.
REPORTER: John Sheahan

(Studio) Details given with regard to British Queen Elizabeth II's Christmas message, said to revolve around christening of Prince Charles and Princess Diana's second son, Harry. Film shown. Prince William and Windsor Castle mentioned. [Queen ELIZABETH - comments about learning from children.]
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Upcoming item.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Rather, Dan;
Sheahan, John

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