NBC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 09, 1981
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(Studio) USSR , E. German and Czechoslovak troops along Polish border said allegedly placed on alert status due to internal tension; details given. USSR naval maneuvers in Baltic Sea thought possibly part of pressure on Poland. Solidarity leader Lech Walesa reported rejecting offer of televised debate with party leaders in order to meet with union officials; Stanislaw Kania mentioned.
REPORTER: Jane Pauley
(Warsaw, Poland) Current wave of demonstrations, protesting food crisis, noted; films shown. Kania said expected to meet with USSR leaders soon; remarks of Warsaw priest (named in report) outlined.
REPORTER: Steve Mallory
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