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Special Segment (Mikhail Gorbachev) #553893

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 27, 1987
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Sandy Gilmour) Scenes shown of USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev; details given of his charismatic personality and ability to persuade. [GORBACHEV -(thru translator) says people don't have enough order and discipline.] Gorbachev's economy reform efforts discussed; details given, scenes shown. Gorbachev's life and career reviewed. [PEOPLE - (thru translators) praise Gorbachev.] Gorbachev's education discussed. [Exiled communist, former Gorbachev classmate Zedenick BLINAR - (thru translator) says Gorbachev has always been opposed to USSR rose-colored propaganda.] Scenes shown of USSR anniversary parade and emphasis upon economy reform noted. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) denounces Joseph Stalin's actions.] Gorbachev's firing of protegee Boris Yeltsin reviewed; scenes shown. [MAN - says great hope is placed in Gorbachev.] [MAN - (thru translator) says the freedoms would have been previously unimaginable.] Soviet official quoted regarding Gorbachev.

(Studio: Connie Chung) Tom Brokaw's interview with Mikhail Gorbachev announced.

Chung, Connie;
Gilmour, Sandy

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