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USSR / Armenia Earthquake / Rescue Effort #560179

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 12, 1988
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(Spitak, USSR : Tom Brokaw) USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev reported surveying Armenian earthquake-ravaged area and taking charge of rescue operation. USSR rescue effort featured; details given, scenes shown. [USSR official Nikolai RYZHKOV - (thru translator) comments on damages.] Lack of emergency housing and organization noted; scenes shown. Report introduced.

(Spitak, USSR : Peter Kent) Ineffective rescue effort featured; details given. USSR soldier shown refusing to help find victims. French firemen and their dogs shown locating victims beneath rubble; French lieutenant (named) quoted with regard to poor construction of bldgs.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Intros. co-anchor in NYC.

Brokaw, Tom;
Kent, Peter

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