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Gorbachev / Winter of Discontent (Part I) #319628

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 05, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Mikhail Gorbachev's domestic problems discussed. Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Barry Petersen) Winter noted arriving early in USSR ; details given of economy hardships. [Novelist Yulian SEMENOV - comments on anti-Gorbachev sentiments.] Food selections noted sparse; people quoted with regard to Leonid Brezhnev. [Mag. editor Artiem BOROVIK - says people expect leader to provide food.] [PEOPLE - (thru translator) comment on slowness of reforms.] Gorbachev's use of media discussed; scenes shown. Gorbachev's Moscow summit with President Reagan recalled. [Pol. consultant David GARTH - comments on Gorbachev's charisma.] British TV ad using Gorbachev shown. [BOROVIK - comments on role of Raisa Gorbachev.] Dangers of cynicism in USSR noted. [Brookings Institution spokesperson Helmut SONNEFELDT, SEMENOV - comment on Gorbachev's political survival.]

Petersen, Barry;
Rather, Dan

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