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NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 02, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Sandy Gilmour) USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev's speech attacking opposition to his economy reforms rptd; details given, scenes shown. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) says we must scrutinize the past so we can better see the future.] Joseph Stalin's purges reviewed and said condemned by Gorbachev. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) says Stalin's actions were unforgivable and a lesson for all generations.] Victims of Stalin purges being rehabilitated mentioned. Summit mtgs. discussed. Gorbachev's comment that econ. reforms will be difficult quoted. Leonid Brezhnev mentioned.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) [Princeton Univ. professor Stephen COHEN - says Gorbachev looks embattled but determined to go on with reforms; that there is a limit to how much more Gorbachev will concede; that Stalinism is being dismantled.] Changes in China (PR) government mentioned.

Brokaw, Tom;
Gilmour, Sandy

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