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USSR / Armenia Earthquake / Plane Crash #560167

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 11, 1988
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Crash of Soviet relief plane in Leninakan, Armenia, USSR , reported Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Sandy Gilmour) Rescue efforts in earthquake-stricken Armenia reported; scenes shown of devastation and of Mikhail Gorbachev's visit in area. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) says everything he has seen is upsetting.] Gathering of mourners at Armenia church shown; ethnic unrest between Armenians and Azerbaijanis reviewed. [In Yerevan, GORBACHEV - criticizes Armenian nationalists.] Issue of disorg. of relief efforts noted; scenes shown from Soviet television to counteract chgs.

(Studio: Connie Chung) President Reagan and wife Nancy shown signing condolence book in DC; their inscriptions quoted. Report introduced.

(NYC: Jennifer McLogan) Response of Armenian communities in American to disaster featured; scenes shown from church services in Watertown, Massachusetts. Efforts of Gregorian family to reach relatives in Armenia cited as example [Harout GREGORIAN - says he can't reach sister.] [Mrs. GREGORIAN - (thru translator) says she wants to go to Armenia to search for family.]

Chung, Connie;
Gilmour, Sandy;
McLogan, Jennifer

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