NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 09, 1983
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(Studio) Lech Walesa's wife Danuta and son reported leaving Warsaw for Norway today where she'll accept his peace prize. Films shown.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Oslo, Norway) Danuta Walesa's arrival here featured; films shown. [Danuta WALESA - (thru translator) regrets Polish government's attitude on coverage of Novel award ceremony.] Controversy over Walesa winning 1983 Nobel Peace Prize compared to same reaction to Martin Luther King, Junior, winning peace prize in 1964; films of that ceremony shown. Alfred Nobel's stipulation for peace prize recalled. Other peace prize winners noted include inmate of Nazi concentration camp, Andrei Sakharov; criticism that no USSR official has won noted. [Former Nobel Committee director Tim GREBBA - recalls British MP's nomination of director of Soviet secret police for peace prize once.] Polish authorities' criticism of Walesa's award noted.
REPORTER: John Cochran
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