NBC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 20, 1988
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Impact of changes by Mikhail Gorbachev on communist E. Europe reported Report introduced.
(Budapest, Hungary: Peter Kent) Problems E. European people have in grasping new reforms featured; scenes shown of farm region in Bulgaria. [Bulgarian retiree Nikolenka CHERVENYASKA - (thru translator) says reform might be better.] Residents of Sofia reported now able to view news displays at United States Information Agency building; scenes shown. [WOMAN - says open discussion is good.] [Econ. Ivan ENGELOV - says we are beginning first steps of corps. acting on principles of self-government] Hungary reported beginning such reforms earlier; details given of higher standard of living and more open society; scenes shown. Current economy problems in Hungary detailed. [United States Ambassador Mark PALMER - says investment mistakes have been made in Hungary.] Use of Western-style reforms to solve economy problems examined. [WOMAN - (thru translator) says spends all of pension on food.] [Hungarian deputy prime minister Peter MEDGYESSI - says economy sacrifices must be made.] Other E. bloc countries reported watching Hungary's experiment in unknown area of political and economy reform.
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