NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 12, 1968
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(Studio) Premier Oldrich Cernik tells committee of Czechoslovakia Communist party economy of country worse due to USSR invasion and occupation. Seeks unity of Czech people. Cntry. not unified. People oppose occupiers and edicts. Some refuse to go back to Czechoslovakia; settle in London, England.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(London, England) Christmas party in Czech fashion held. Some Czechs have been in England 20 years 1700 new refugees. Music teacher who loathes occupation cited. Lonely life in London noted. Problems enumerated. Group at party sings while teacher plays piano. [Frantisek FISER - misses parents, but does not want to return home due to Russians and lack of freedom. Looks forward to return home someday.]
REPORTER: George Montgomery