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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 16, 1989
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Appearance of exiled author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on USSR television reported; scenes shown. Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Barry Petersen) Joseph Stalin recalled exiling Lithuanians to gulags; scenes shown of bodies being exhumed for reburial by family members in Siberia. Solzhenitsyn's book "Gulag Archipelago" reported to be publisher for first time in USSR this week USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev reported approving publisher of book. [Princeton Univ. professor Stephen COHEN - says Gorbachev is allowing truth to be told.] [Scholar Vadim BOROZOV - (thru translator) comments on book.] Stalin noted regularly condemned as evil in Soviet press. [Soviet analyst Richard PIPES - says if book is publisher, then Solzhenitsyn will be able to return to USSR .]

Petersen, Barry;
Schieffer, Bob

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