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Persian Gulf Crisis / Bush-Gorbachev Meeting / USSR Economy #334550

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Sep 01, 1990
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Kennebunkport: Eric Engberg) Announcement of one-day summit meeting of President Bush and President Mikhail Gorbachev to discuss the Persian Gulf crisis and other issues featured. [In Kennebunkport, Maine, BUSH - says there is no special agenda related to Middle East; criticizes Iraq's brutality in regards to the hostages.] [Earlier, National Security Adviser Brent SCOWCROFT - denies meeting, then changes mind.] Subjects to come up at Helsinki, Finland, summit outlined.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Barry Petersen) Reaction in USSR to United States military buildup in Persian Gulf region and Soviet economic problems featured; scenes shown from Moscow television and of citizens in Moscow quad lining up for cigarettes. Statement from Russian republic president Boris Yeltsin that USSR must shift to a free-market economy overnight noted. Gorbachev's position on the economy mentioned.

Engberg, Eric;
Petersen, Barry;
Schieffer, Bob

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