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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 08, 1990
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(Moscow: Dan Rather) Central Committee recalled approving President Mikhail Gorbachev's reformed Communist party platform. [During pre- recorded interview, Gorbachev aide Aleksandr YAKOVLEV - (thru translator) comments on reforms and private ownership of property.] "Pravda" reported not publishing platform's planks. [PEOPLE - (thru translator) say they do not understand what has happened; comment on state of Communism.] People's deputy Boris Yeltsin reported forming his own wing of party. [YELTSIN - (thru translator) says Gorbachev's reforms are insufficient.]

Rather, Dan

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