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USSR / Poland, Eastern Bloc, Ethnic Unrest #328584

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 18, 1989
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Reports introd.

(Moscow, USSR : Bill McLaughlin) USSR reaction to political developments in Poland examined; general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev mentioned. [Gorbachev aide Oleg BOGOMOLOV - comments.] [Tass news agency political editor Alexander KONDRASHOV - (thru translator) comments on important of situation in Poland.] [Representative Les ASPIN - comments on Soviet officials' reaction to situation.]

(DC: Bruce Morton) Changes in E. bloc countries this summer examined; political developments in Poland, Hungary, East Germany and Czechoslovakia discussed. [Duke University professor Jerry HOUGH, Brookings Institution spokesperson Ed HEWETT, University of Chicago professor D. Gale JOHNSON - explain Gorbachev's strategy.] USSR 's ethnic and economy problems reported possibly reason for lack of intervention in other countries; political Boris Yeltsin mentioned. [Ohio University professor John Lewis GADDIS, HEWITT - comment on USSR problems; discuss ethnic nationalism issue.] USSR of Joseph Stalin and Leonid Brezhnev noted history now.

McLaughlin, Bill;
Morton, Bruce;
Schieffer, Bob

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