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Poland #514998

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 10, 1981
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(Studio) Polisli supreme court ruling on farmers' request for union reported Solidarity leader Lech Walesa's endorsement of stand noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Warsaw, Poland) Coal miners' decision to cancel strike as gesture of goodwill to new Prime Min., Wojciech Jaruzelski, examined; films, photos shown. Remarks of Stanislaw Kania quoted; farmers' reaction to court ruling and role played by Walesa in calming situation reported.
REPORTER: John Cochran

(Studio) NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) intelligence's assessment of USSR military readiness on Poland's border reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Moscow, USSR ) Indications that USSR media is preparing citizens for Soviet intervention in Polish affairs, following fall of Josef Pinkowski, examined; Kania's visit here last October recalled. Tass criticism of Solidarity noted following same line as that used prior to USSR invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968; improbability that Leonid Brezhnev will invade during or prior to upcoming Communist party meeting in Moscow mentioned.
REPORTER: Gene Randall

(Studio) United States economic aid to Poland explained.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) State Department perception of Polish situation examined. [Department spokesperson William DYESS - comments.] Later remarks of department official quoted.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Chancellor, John;
Cochran, John;
Kalb, Marvin;
Randall, Gene

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