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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 08, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) USSR officials quoted with regard to early departure of general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev from New York City and Armenia earthquake. Report introduced.

(New York City: Bob Schieffer) President Reagan reported offering sympathy and aid to Gorbachev. [For. minister spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - comments on Gorbachev's departure.] [United States Ambassador to USSR Jack MATLOCK - comments.] [Manhattan school CHILDREN - say they are disappointed that Raisa Gorbachev had to leave before their meeting] [President-elect George BUSH - comments on conversation with Gorbachev.] [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) makes closing remarks.] United States- USSR relations noted improving.

Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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