CBS Evening News for Saturday, Aug 19, 1989
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(Warsaw, Poland: Anthony Mason) Announcement in Poland that President Wojciech Jaruzelski has asked Solidarity's Tadeusz Mazowiecki to become prime minister in non-Communist coalition government reported [On Polish TV, Krzysztof BATRNICKI - (thru translator) reviews news of nomination] [MAZOWIECKI - (thru translator) says it won't be easy.] Reaction of Communist party to coalition plans noted. [Senator Alan CRANSTON - comments on Jaruzelski's course of action.] Scenes shown of Solidarity leader Lech Walesa in conference with other Solidarity leaders
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Pope John Paul II's comments about political situation in Poland reported; scenes shown from Pope's visit to Santiago de Compostela, Spain.