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USSR / Politics and Protests / United States Response #331526

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 04, 1990
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Dan Rather) Huge peaceful demonstration for political change on eve of Communist party plenum featured; details given of plans for President Mikhail Gorbachev to abandon Communist party monopoly.

(Moscow: Anthony Mason) Scenes shown from the protest rally in Moscow featured. [Radical politician Boris YELTSIN - (thru translator) says this is party's last chance.] [Poet Yevgeny YEVTUSHENKO - says people want a free Russia.] [WOMAN - hopes everything will be better.] [Historian Yuri AFANASAYEV - (thru translator) calls for peaceful revolution.]

(Moscow: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: Norman Robinson) Response in United States to events in USSR featured. [White House Chief of Staff John SUNUNU - says administration is watching as observers.] [On "Face the Nation", Secretary of Defense Dick CHENEY - talks about moves toward multiparty systems.] [Senator George MITCHELL, SUNUNU - comment on Gorbachev's political future.] [Senator Pete DOMENICI - advises that we go slow.] Secretary of State James Baker's trip to USSR for arms talks mentioned.

Chung, Connie;
Mason, Anthony;
Rather, Dan;
Robinson, Norman

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