NBC Evening News for Friday, May 20, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Sandy Gilmour) Armenians shown demonstrating in front of supreme court in Moscow. Protests in Azerbaijan discussed; details given, scenes shown. Armenians reported asserting that USSR official death toll much lower than number actually killed during last winter's riots. [WOMAN - (thru translator) comments on Turkish attacks upon Armenians in 1915.] [WOMAN - (thru translator) comments on Turkish atrocities.] Glasnost reported leading to more demonstrations in USSR ; scenes shown. Politburo official and Mikhail Gorbachev's confidant, Alexander Yakolev, reported going to region to return area to order.
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