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US-USSR Relations / Summit / Gorbachev / Warsaw Pact #313807

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 11, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(East Berlin: Bert Quint) USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev shown greeting Warsaw Pact members in East Berlin, East Germany. INF treaty's impact upon East Germany discussed; scenes shown. Gorbachev's liberal proposed changes reported not well-received by Warsaw Pact leaders Romanian president Nicolae Ceausescu noted notpresent for meeting and sent foreign minister Ioan Totu instead; scenes shown. Ceausescu's opposition to glasnost noted. East Germany's president Erich Honecker mentioned as inflexible toward Gorbachev's new ideas. Scenes shown of East Germans carrying candles to church building, praising Gorbachev's efforts and police breaking up gathering. Gorbachev's glasnost mentioned allowing Warsaw Pact allies to have own forms of socialism.

Quint, Bert;
Rather, Dan

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