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Romania / Ceausescu Execution / Fighting #325234

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 25, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) President Bush reported recognizing new government in Romania. Report introduced.

(NYC: Richard Roth) Announcement from Romania that Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena Ceausescu had been tried and executed featured; details given of his downfall and of ongoing violence between army and backers of the dictator; scenes shown from cities of Bucharest, Romania, and Timisoara, Romania.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Bucharest, Romania: Bob Simon) Fighting in Romania featured; battle scenes shown from Bucharest. [MAN - says we hope to be free.] Impt. of TV stn. to future of new government explained. [SOLDIER - predicts that Ceausescu will be shot.] Scenes shown from Christmas Mass.

Rather, Dan;
Roth, Richard;
Simon, Bob

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