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Special (Italy's Communists) #488493

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 03, 1976
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(Studio) Italy to hold national election on June 20-21. Communist party may be brought into Italy's government
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Rome, Italy) Christian Democrats, who've ruled since World War II, have failed totally in solving cntry.'s problems. There are problems with public services, housing and schools. Taxes not collected from wealthy. Govt. bureaucracy is corrupt. Italy has had 38 govts. in 30 years Failure of Christian Democrats, recession, and recent Lockheed scandals have taken toll.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Turin, Italy) City is home of auto manufacturer, Fiat,and is governed by Communists Middle class voting for Communists They've promised no revolutionary changes in order to win support. Fiat against Communists in government [Managing dir. Fiat, Umberto AGNELLI - explains political situation.] Communist party leader Enrico Berlinguer was born an aristocrat; he is popular. He has moderate, "nice-guy" approach. Italian Communists cause more alarm in US than in Italy. Italians may be willing to risk a Communist government
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Studio) Defense Secretary Don. Rumsfeld says some NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) secrets would be withheld from Italian Communist government
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Utley, Garrick

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