NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 18, 1981
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(Studio) American government said believing Polish government uses violence to establish law and order.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Reagan meeting with Lane Kirkland reported [REAGAN - calls for end to martial law.] Kirkland said agreeing with Reagan with regard to suspension of US government food shipments to Poland. [KIRKLAND - believes all assistance should be conditioned on end of martial law and prisoner release.] Pvt. shipments said not involved in restriction. Larry Speakes quoted re: inhumane treatment of prisoners and need for Lech Walesa to speak to nation and world. Mtg. of National Sec. Council reported United States actions if USSR intervenes considered.
REPORTER: John Palmer
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