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USSR / Glasnost #316319

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 24, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Importance of tomorrow's central committee meeting for Mikhail Gorbachev's economy reform plan for USSR noted. "Seven Days in May" special announced. Impact of Gorbachev's glasnost, or openness, movement on Soviet life examined; scenes shown. [BOY - (thru translator) testifies.] [OFFICIAL - (thru translator) thinks society needs to acknowledge its drug problem.] [WITNESS - (thru translator) describes scene of crime.] [OFFICIAL - (thru translator) wants society to be aware of drug abuse problem.] [Communist party BOSS and CUSTOMER - (thru translator) discuss meat shortage.] [Mag. ED. - mocks KGB surveillance in luncheon with John Le Carre.] [TV REPORTER - (thru translator) describes new freedom in covering natural disasters.] [Minesweeper's political OFR. - (thru translator) conducts weekly political indoctrination class.] No. Sovs. awaiting exit visas mentioned. [For. ministry spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - criticizes capitalist ideal.]

(Studio: Dan Rather, Ed Bradley) Implications of glasnost for actual change in USSR society considered.

Rather, Dan

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