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USSR / Warsaw Pact / E.Europe #325348

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 04, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Barry Petersen) USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev reported apologizing for 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia; details given, scenes shown from Warsaw Pact meeting in Moscow, USSR . [Former ambassador to Czechoslovakia William LEURS - predicts Czech reaction to admission.] Gorbachev quoted on screen with regard to invasion. [E. Europe scholar Charles GATI - says Gorbachev is warning E. European hard-liners to not use force against reformers.] Soviet statement quoted with regard to reunification of Germany.

(Studio: Dan Rather; Moscow, USSR : Barry Petersen) History noted commending or damning Gorbachev for changes in E. Europe.

Petersen, Barry;
Rather, Dan

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