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Poland / Internal Matters #508574

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 03, 1980
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(Studio) National Polish press agency quoted with regard to meeting of military council to discuss pertinent issues. Central committee of Communist party quoted with regard to fate of nation in balance. Stanislaw Kania, Communist party chief, quoted with regard to situation.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Warsaw, Poland) Mtg. of military council rptd Scenes of meeting shown. Tadeusz Grabski and Mieczyslaw Moczar said returning to government Edward Gierek said losing all titles except party mbrship. Problems with Polish farming noted. Changes in management of industry noted. Though meat to be rationed, more attention said to be paid consumer. Divisions in Solidarity union noted. Walesa said earlier promising government relief from strikes. Univ. professor quoted re: possibility of more democrat in socialism. [Woman PROF. - hopes outside ntns. won't interfere in Poland's internal problems.] Army said believed in favor of socialist renewal and some might fight any invaders. Role of Roman Catholic Church noted. Many said believing there is no turning back to Poland as before renewal.

(Studio) White House and Pentagon assessments of possible USSR intervention outlined; President Leonid Brezhnev's upcoming trip to India mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Hart, John

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