NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 21, 1978
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(Studio) 10th anniversary of USSR invasion of Czechoslovakia noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(No location given) Details given about Czechoslovakia's experiment in reformed Communism and USSR invasion to stop movement Replacement of reform leader Alexander Dubcek with Gustav Husak noted. Leonid Brezhnev's visit to Czechoslovakia earlier in year mentioned. Mood presently found in Prague described. [Forced exile, 1968 reform leader Dr. Eduard GOLDSTUECKER - thinks few mos. of reform was worth all suffering.] Charter `77 movement begun last yr. in Czechoslovakia, underground printing and distribution system for reform literature, and lifestyles of some reformers still in cntry. described. Film smuggled from cntry., other film and photos shown. Lifestyles of 2 Czech citizens given as exs. [GOLDSTUECKER - thinks reform Communism tried in Czechoslovakia is still possible.] Hidden camera film of Dubcek, in Bratislava, shown; his present job cited.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley