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USSR / Gorbachev / China, PR #313562

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 02, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Mikhail Gorbachev's book said publisher; details given, scenes shown. New, freer thinking in USSR government discussed. Report introduced.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Vast changes in communist world discussed. [Princeton Univ. Sovietologist Stephen COHEN - says years ago people were daily executed for thinking what Gorbachev is saying.] Chinese changes also noted. [Former Secretary of State Henry KISSINGER - says there are more changes in China and the conditions for reform are more favorable than in the USSR .] West's reaction to these changes noted. [COHEN - says the West should be restrained.] Econ. systems, but not political ones, noted being changed. [Senator William PROXMIRE - says Gorbachev is not going to make USSR a capitalist demo.] [KISSINGER - says USSR must accompany changes with reform policies.] Changes said will be slow.

Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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