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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 11, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Reports introduced. (Lithuania: Barry Petersen) USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev reported going to Lithuania, USSR , in effort to persuade people there against secession; details given; scenes shown. [PEOPLE, GORBACHEV - (thru translator) comment on situation.] [Lithuanian Communist party official Justus PALECKIS - says Gorbachev will not change Lithuanians' stance on issue.]

(Moscow: Anthony Mason) Soviet media's coverage of Lithuanian problem examined; details given; scenes shown. [PEOPLE - (thru translator) comment on Lithuania's secession movement.] [Soviet political scientist Sergei PLEKHANOV - analyzes Soviet perceptions of Gorbachev.] Gorbachev's enemies within Kremlin noted. [Princeton University Stephen COHEN - comments on Gorbachev.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Gorbachev quoted regarding possible new law that would permit a republic to leave union.

Mason, Anthony;
Petersen, Barry;
Rather, Dan

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