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USSR / Gorbachev #329791

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 30, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Rumors that USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev is planning to resign noted; CNN's party discussed. Report introduced.

(Moscow: Anthony Mason) Response to Gorbachev rumor discussed; details given; scenes shown of Gorbachev meeting with East German Prime Minister Hans Modrow. Criticism of Gorbachev's handling of crises in Azerbaijan, USSR , and independence movement in Lithuania, USSR , discussed. [Ambassador Yuri DUBININ - says Gorbachev remains in power.] Rumors noted indication of growing tension in USSR .

(Studio: Dan Rather; Moscow: Anthony Mason) Situation that would be created if Gorbachev resigned predicted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bill Plante) Secretary of State James Baker reported delaying upcoming meeting with Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze; scenes shown. [BAKER, Senators Robert DOLE, Alfonse D'AMATO - comment on rumor that Mikhail Gorbachev is planning to resign.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) [Princeton University's Stephen COHEN - comments on Gorbachev rumor.]

Mason, Anthony;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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