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Changing China / Cultural Revolution #558456

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 25, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Peking, China, PR: Garrick Utley) Legacy of Mao Tse-tung's cultural revolution in China (PR) examined; pianist's (name given) parents cited as example [Mother FAN Zeng - recalls period.] Historical footage shown. [Former Red GUARD - (thru translator) recalls excitement over revolution.] [Writer XIAN Qian - notes cultural revolution was unprecedented in its cruelty, reign of terror, chaos.] China's history of upheaval noted. China's 20th century history reviewed. [Academy of Soc. Sciences spokesperson ZHAO Fusan - thinks Chinese will no longer be blindly led.] [FAN Zeng - feels cultural revolution is tragedy of cntry., not her's alone.] (Periodic audio/video disruption.)

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Forbidden City's symbolic importance to China (PR) considered; scenes shown.

Brokaw, Tom;
Utley, Garrick

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