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Poland / Strike #512044

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 18, 1980
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(Studio) Intensification of workers' strike in Poland, centered in Gdansk, reported; details given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(London, England) Govt.'s position in strike outlined; strikers' demands listed Govt. leader Edward Gierek quoted; strike's impact on Gdansk noted. Films shown. Mass commemorating strike 10 years ago which brought Gierek to power noted; dissident Jacek Kuron quoted. Possibility that USSR has offered monetary aid to soften economy aspect of crisis mentioned.

(Studio) USSR 's invasion of Afghanistan recalled in light of current situation in Poland.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Carter administration's concern over Polish crisis discussed.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

Chancellor, John;
Hart, John;
Kalb, Bernard

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