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USSR / Lithuanian Independence #331927

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 28, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Lithuania's President Vytautas Landsbergis reported asserting that he is dropping plans to set up an armed border guard; President Mikhail Gorbachev's proposed referendum regarding secession mentioned. Reports introduced.

(Vilnius: Barry Petersen) Lithuania's government reported asking Senator Edward Kennedy to act as mediator between Kremlin and themselves. [LANDSBERGIS - (thru translator) comments on Kennedy.] USSR 's advantage over Lithuania noted its coal; details given of Lithuania's importation of fuel from USSR . [MAN - (thru translator) comments on Gorbachev.] [Soviet foreign affairs analyst Sergei PLEKHANOV - comments on situation.] Confrontation between students and Kremlin soldier discussed; scenes shown from Vilnius, Lithuania, USSR .

"" (Chicago: Erin Hayes) Response of Lithuanian-Americans to situation in USSR examined; details given; scenes shown from Chicago, Illinois. [Lithuanian-American PEOPLE - express their fear for their loved ones.] Lithuanian-Americans reported upset that President Bush is not doing anything to help Lithuania. [Lithuanian immigrant Val ADAMKUS - says the US should help Lithuania.]

Hayes, Erin;
Petersen, Barry;
Rather, Dan

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