NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 08, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Damages and casualties resulting from earthquake in Armenia discussed; map of area shown. USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev reported leaving New York City early to oversee emergency operations. Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Peter Kent) Earthquake aftermath discussed. [Voice of Dr. Sara SARAFIN - describes devastation.] Rescue operation noted hampered by lack of proper equipment; scenes shown from USSR TV. [USSR journalist Shake VARISIAN - describes wounded.] Politburo member Nikolai Ryzhkov shown arriving in Yerevan; Gorbachev mentioned. [Voice of SURVIVOR - (thru translator) describes scene.] Ethnic unrest in region recalled.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw; Moscow: Peter Kent) Sovs. noted requesting medical supplies and blood; international relief effort discussed.