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USSR / Perestroika #314124

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 04, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Lyst Vyanka, Siberia, USSR : Wyatt Andrews) Scenes shown of USSR 's Big River Mink Farm; details given of extra mink pelts. Perestroika problems discussed. [Farm Director Vassily VERKHOZIN - (thru translator) says he's not sure about idea of going straight to market] General secretary Mikhail Gorbachev's problem noted teaching people self-reliance who never sought it. Perestroika mentioned pushing Gorbachev toward arms control issues. "Spotlight on Perestroika" video shown;details given. Humiliation on TV tactics discussed. [REPORTER - (thru translator) idens. city funds mishandler on TV.] Bdcst.'s focus explained. [WOMAN - (thru translator) thanks Gorbachev for banning vodka sales because now husband stays home.] Scenes shown of Leningrad, USSR , factory manager screaming at employees for poor quality work. [WORKER - (thru translator) screams at inspectors that workers suffer because of poor quality.] Perestroika's broad nature and resulting problems discussed. Scenes shown of Sovs. waiting in line for basic items. Gorbachev's desire for truce with United States noted.

Andrews, Wyatt;
Rather, Dan

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