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USSR / Baltics / Bush / Latvia #340355

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 02, 1991
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(Studio: Harry Smith) Report introduced.

(Kennebunkport: Wyatt Andrews) Decision by President Bush to recognize the independence of the Baltic republics featured; scenes shown from Kennebunkport, ME. [BUSH - defends delay in decision.] US plans to look for embassies in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and to push UN membership for all three noted. The administration said stalling in order to allow President Mikhail Gorbachev to save face.

(Studio: Harry Smith) Report introduced.

(Riga, Latvia: Peter Van Sant) Reaction in Latvia to Bush's decision to back Baltic independence featured; historical scenes shown of Joseph Stalin's annexation of the area. [Latvian President Anatolijs GORBUNOVS - (thru translator) comments.] [Latvians Anita and Ivars LEGSDIC, Parliament member Alex GRIGORIEV, three LITHUANIANS - react to the news.]

Andrews, Wyatt;
Van Sant, Peter;
Smith, Harry

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