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Armenia-Azerbaijan, USSR / Emigres #320376

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 25, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) USSR troops reported patrolling Armenia; dissident leader quoted with regard to cancellation of protest. General secretary Mikhail Gorbachev's tougher policy with regard to unrest discussed. USSR noted loosening restrictions for Armenians seeking to emigrate to US. Report introduced. (Los Angeles, California: David Dow) Thousands of Armenians noted emigrating into US; details given, scenes shown. [MAN - says hasn't seen sister in years] Most Armenians noted living in sections of Los Angeles. American Armenians shown protesting in support of those remaining in USSR . Loosening emigration restrictions discussed. [Los Angeles Cnty. supervisor Edmund EDELMAN - comments on public services strain that influx creates.] School system noted recruiting bilingual residents to aid with teaching English to Armenian children. [Principal Wayne SPARKS - says need arose quickly for more teachers and classrooms.] Armenian family and friends noted personally aiding newcomers. [MAN - says wants to find work.] Impact of uprisings in Armenia, USSR , upon future emigration discussed.

Reporter(s):
Dow, David;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:02:50

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