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USSR / Chernenko Death #302318

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 11, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Econ. problems facing Mikhail Gorbachev following Konstantin Chernenko's death examined; films shown. [Journalist Broderick KAISER - describes social illness plaguing Sovs.] [Soviet expert Dimitri SIMES - cites necessary change in attitude of Sovs. before reform can succeed.] [Wellesley College spokesperson Marshall GOLDMAN - thinks bureaucracy is stronger than government leadership.] [SIMES - thinks strong leader is tempting.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(DC) Mil. problems affecting USSR discussed; significant events in recent mos., include KAL downing and demotion of chief of staff Nikolai Ogarkov, Afghanistan quagmire, and death of defense minister Dmitri Ustinov reviewed. [Zbigniew BRZEZINSKI - describes USSR 's miscalculation regarding defense and United States military build-up.] [James SCHLESINGER, Soviet expert Dennis ROSS - fear new generation of Soviet leaders won't avoid war as adamantly as older leadership.]
REPORTER: David Martin

(Studio) Special report tonight announced.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Martin, David;
Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan

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