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Poland #512441

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 11, 1980
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(Studio) Poland's Communist-controlled Central Council for Trade Unions reported beginning reform process in effort to keep government union members from joining new independent unions, achieved as result of recent strikes; details given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) State Department reported confirming US-USSR exchange with regard to Poland's labor problems; details given. Discussions said reported in "Los Angeles Times". [Department spokesperson John TRATTNER - comments.] Mtgs., 1st in Moscow, USSR , between lower level officials, and 2nd in Washington, DC between Secretary of State Edmund Muskie and Soviet charge' d'affairs discussed; USSR invasion of Afghanistan mentioned.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Studio) Formation of new independent unions among various occupations in Poland announced; details given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Warsaw, Poland) Situation among Poland's artists examined; films shown. [Theater director Jozef SZAJNA - comments on state of art in Poland. (His remarks transcribed on screen as he speaks)] Attitude among students at University of Warsaw with regard to educational climate noted. [STUDENT - comments. (Remarks transcribed on screen.)] [STUDENTS - note fear of USSR . (Remarks transcribed on screen.)]
REPORTER: Gene Randall

(Studio) Some strikes reported continuing; increase of aide from USSR to Poland announced.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Hager, Robert;
Randall, Gene

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