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Poland / Strikes / USSR Response #321569

CBS Evening News for Saturday, May 07, 1988
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Mediation by Roman Catholic bishop in shipyard strike in Gdansk, Poland, reported Pope John Paul II reported voicing support for strike. Report introduced.

(Gdansk, Poland: Bert Quint) Negotiations between strikers and management here reported; details given, scenes shown. Arrests and blockade of shipyard by riot police reported; scenes shown of relief efforts to aid strikers. Role of Lech Walesa in strike detailed.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Dep. Secretary of State John Whitehead reported warning Polish government that hard-line policy threatens United States financial aid to country Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Barry Petersen) Possible impact of trouble in Poland on Mikhail Gorbachev reported; details given of relationship of Polish troubles to his "glasnost" policy, scenes shown. Disappointing nature of Gorbachev's reforms to date noted. [Soviet expert Jonathan SANDERS - says unrest in Hungary and Poland has threatened Soviet security before.] Stmt. from Soviet television on Poland quoted. [Soviet foreign ministry spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - (thru translator) says these events take place in Poland, not USSR .] [On street, MAN - says it is Polish government's problem.] Preparations in Moscow for upcoming summit shown.

Reporter(s):
Petersen, Barry;
Quint, Bert;
Schieffer, Bob
Duration:
00:03:40

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