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Poland / Strikes #512151

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 24, 1980
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(Studio) Edward Gierek's speech on Polish television with regard to current labor unrest quoted; shakeup of Polish politburo, include dismissal of premier Edward Babiuch, reported Concession Gierek made to striking workers mentioned.
REPORTER: Jane Pauley

(Warsaw, Poland) Gierek's government shakeup examined; his speech quoted; Gierek's speech noted coming day after government met with striking workers in Gdansk. Films shown. Negotiations between workers, led by Lech Walesa and deputy premier Mieczyslaw Jagielski, examined; estimated daily cost of strikes to Poland mentioned. Gierek's promise of democrat elecs discussed; Gierek recalled succeeding regime toppled by labor crisis 10 years ago.
REPORTER: Gene Randall

(Studio) Head of strike committee in Gdansk quoted; Tass' report of Babiuch's resignation noted. Troops from East Germany, USSR , Czechoslovakia and Hungary reported gathering for maneuvers; details given. Pope John Paul II's remarks on Polish strike quoted.
REPORTER: Jane Pauley

(Chicago, Illinois) Response of Polish neighborhood in Chicago to labor unrest in Poland examined; films shown. [Bishop Alfred ABRAMOWICZ - notes concern of parishioners for Poland.] Visiting Polish bishop noted not addressing subject today. [PEOPLE - explain why they're not publicly discussing issue.] Abramowicz' position outlined.
REPORTER: Jim Cummins

Cummins, Jim;
Pauley, Jane;
Randall, Gene

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