NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 09, 1968
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(Studio) Moscow tells Czechoslovakia to get in step with Kremlin or Soviets will take over. Moscow building up Slovak Communist Party leader, Gustav Husak as replacement for Alexander Dubcek. Kremlin advance man meets with Husak in Bratislava. Husak says Czechs will have to be kept from leaving country
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Prague, Czechoslovakia) Czechs and Slovaks adjust to invasion. Physical damage minimal. Soviet secret police here; people careful with regard to talking aloud. Movie theatres open. Many intellectuals left cntry.; they led liberal reforms. Site of major international hotel financed by West funds shown. Students work in brigs. to harvest hops crop for Pilsen beer. Cntry. needs more industry but it costs money. Est. Czechs lost $250 million income in 1st week of occupation. Shoppers shown. Economic situation won't improve. 7 mos. freedom just brief escape from Communist world.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley