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CBS Evening News for Saturday, Dec 14, 1991
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Anthony Mason) President Mikhail Gorbachev's waning power in the USSR featured; September 11 scenes shown of him with Secretary of State James Baker. [Foreign minister Eduard SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) comments on Gorbachev.] Baker's arrival in Moscow tomorrow reported; Gorbachev's comments to "Time" magazine reporters quoted; scenes shown of Soviet airlines passengers stranded due to fuel shortage. [Stranded MAN - (thru translator) comments.] Soviet computers used to order international railway tickets reported disconnected due to railways' inability to pay foreign debt; Russian President Boris Yeltsin said preparing to let loose consumer prices; Yeltsin quoted.

Mason, Anthony;
Schieffer, Bob

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