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USSR / Sakharov #318578

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 21, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Barry Petersen) Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov reported granted permission to visit US. USSR leader Michael Gorbachev's reforms discussed. [SAKHAROV - (thru translator) comments on visit.] USSR 's changing stance on human rights issues discussed. [Human rights activist William MILLER - comments.] Sakharov's career and exile detailed. [SAKHAROV - (thru translator) commends Gorbachev.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) New Lithuanian communist leader reported promising increase freedoms in that Baltic republic. USSR 's acquisition of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia from Nazis recalled. Report introduced.

(London, England: Anthony Mason) Scenes shown from Riga, Latvia; details of reforms given. USSR 's control of Baltic republics outlined. USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms discussed. Growing sense of nationalism in Latvia noted.

Mason, Anthony;
Petersen, Barry;
Rather, Dan

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