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Spasowski / Poland / Pope #514659

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 22, 1981
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(Studio) Visit of former Polish ambassador Romuald Spasowski, who defected to US, to White House announced.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Visit described as emotional. Reporters said cautioned against questioning Spasowski and his wife. [President REAGAN - praises courage of Ambassador Spasowski and his wife.] Polish-American leaders said wanting United States to take actions against Poland. [Presidential counselor Edwin MEESE - says administration is examining possible actions against Poland and USSR .] President speech re: Poland said scheduled for tomorrow night.
REPORTER: Andrea Mitchell

(Studio) Continue martial law in Poland reported Reuters report that West banks had refused Polish loan request cited. Planned television talk by Prime Min. Wojciech Jaruzelski announced.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(London, England) Description of treatment of Polish citizens and prisoners given. Dock yards and coal field noted as strike centers. Incidents in Wroclaw, Radom and Katowice described. Polish parliament shown in operation. Lech Walesa said to have been allowed to see his wife and child. [Uniden. ENGLISHMAN - describes force used against strikers.] USSR role in Poland considered.
REPORTER: Jim Bittermann

(Studio) Pope John Paul II quoted terming Polish crisis a threat to world peace. His comments with regard to Central America and Middle East cited.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Bittermann, Jim;
Chancellor, John;
Mitchell, Andrea

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