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Nobel Peace Prize #527240

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 05, 1983
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(Studio) Nobel Peace Prize reported awarded Lech Walesa. [Committee SPOKESPERSON - feels Walesa's contribution to peace is inspiration and example] Reaction to news in Poland by public and government compared.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Warsaw, Poland) Walesa's reaction to winning award examined; films shown. Walesa said donating prize money to Catholic Church's agricultural fund; government's efforts to discredit Walesa described and official statement on his award quoted. [PEOPLE - (in Polish) comment.] Implications of prize for Walesa's continued presence in pols. here considered; government thought granting Walesa permission to travel to Norway to receive award.
REPORTER: Henry Champ

(Studio) Reactions of Pope John Paul II and USSR noted.
REPORTER: John Palmer

Champ, Henry;
Palmer, John

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