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USSR / Consumer Goods #316299

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 23, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Mikhail Gorbachev reported publicly acknowledging USSR 's shortage of consumer goods; details given, scenes shown.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Soviet joke about blouse reported Impact of shortages on Soviet indivs. examined in footage courtesy "Seven Days in May" special. [NEWLYWEDS - (thru translator) want same material goods as Americans] [PEOPLE - (thru translator) describe shortages.] Cost of specific prods. discussed. ["ANNA" and "ALEX"- (thru translator) describe their goals with produce stand.]

(Studio: Dan Rather, Diane Sawyer) Consumer shortages' role in Gorbachev's policies considered. "Seven Days in May" announced.

Rather, Dan;
Sawyer, Diane

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