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Poland #514752

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 27, 1981
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(Studio) Warsaw Radio reported announcing food cutbacks in Poland; details given.
REPORTER: Jane Pauley

(London, England) Current status of martial law examined; continue strike by Silesian coal miners and rumors circulating regarding military's alleged abusive behavior discussed. Efforts of Communist party leaders, named in report,to regain control noted. Polish television coverage shown. French President Francois Mitterrand reported refusing to cooperate with President Reagan's call for international sanctions; West Germany's trade relationship with Poland noted. [Chancellor Helmut SCHMIDT - explains his position.] Responses of Austria and Britain's Sunday "Telegraph" mentioned.
REPORTER: Rebecca Sobel

(Studio) President Leonid Brezhnev's response to President Reagan's letter with regard to Poland noted.
REPORTER: Jane Pauley

(DC) Brezhnev's letter outlined; United States preparation of economy sanctions against USSR discussed. [REAGAN - comments on Brezhnev letter.] [Courtesy ABC's "This Wk.", United Nations ambassador Jeane KIRKPATRICK - thinks US options should reflect degree of USSR involvement.] [Courtesy CBS' "Face the Nation", Undersecretary State Walter STOESSEL - comments on parameters of US response.] Importance of West Germany's response to overall Allied reaction explained; 1982 Reagan-Brezhnev summit mentioned.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Secretary of State Alexander Haig's perception of events and "Pravda" allegations against United States discussed; Austria's show of support for Poles noted.
REPORTER: Jane Pauley

(Vienna, Austria) Demonstration here examined, films shown. [REFUGEE - notes importance of Reagan's reaction.] Individuals named in report [PROTESTERS - chant Lech Walesa's name.]
REPORTER: Phil Bremen

(Studio) "Time's" selection of Walesa as Man of the Year announced.
REPORTER: Jane Pauley

Bremen, Phil;
Kalb, Marvin;
Pauley, Jane;
Sobel, Rebecca

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