NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 21, 1968
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(Studio) At Columbia University, expert on Communist govts., Prof. Zbigniew Brzezinski says Kremlin acted out of fear.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(NYC) [BRZEZINSKI - says Khrushchev's fall from power brought more reactionary and bureaucratic group to leadership This group feared freedom contagion would spread to other states. Czechs acted with as much discretion as possible. They drew line between internal democratization and external loyalty to USSR . They didn't want to leave Warsaw Pact or COMECON. Responded cautiously to West Germany. Not more they could have done. Makes Soviet actions so brazen and reminiscent of what Hitler did in 1939.]
REPORTER: No reporter given
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