NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 09, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(NYC: Stan Bernard) Soviet-Jews, Svorodinsky family, shown celebrating Hanukkah for first time; details of their immigration to United States given, scenes shown. [Jenya SVORODINSKY - comments on religion oppression in USSR .] Brighton Beach noted becoming enclave for Soviet emigres. Treatment of Eduard Svorodinsky after he applied for exit visas and their subsequent lives as refuseniks discussed. [Jenya SVORODINSKY - says she wants her children's lives to be better.] Family noted praising general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms; patriarch of family, Moshe Svorodinsky, mentioned. [Ilya SVORODINSKY - says he's grateful to be in US.] Jenya and daughter Jana shown studying. [Child Maya SVORODINSKY - sings.] [Eduard SVORODINSKY - (thru translator) comments on future of USSR and Gorbachev.] [Voice of Eliya SVORODINSKY - comments on US.]