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USSR / Lithuanian Independence #331987

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 30, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: Wyatt Andrews) Kremlin soldiers reported occupying another government building in Lithuania, USSR . President Bush reported sending a confidential letter to President Mikhail Gorbachev regarding situation in Vilnius, Lithuania, USSR . [BUSH - comments on his letter.] [Defense Secretary Dick CHENEY - says United States must not support Lithuania's secession.] White House reported postponing Army General Carl Vuono's visit to USSR ; details given. Impact of Lithuania situation upon US-USSR relations predicted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Vilnius: Barry Petersen) Developments in Lithuania outlined; details given of Lithuanians' rejection of prosecutor appointed by Kremlin officials; scenes shown.

(Studio: Dan Rather; Vilnius: Barry Petersen) Lithuania situation noted influencing independence movement in Estonia; details given; scenes shown. Foreign journalists noted being expelled this weekend.

Andrews, Wyatt;
Petersen, Barry;
Rather, Dan

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