NBC Evening News for Friday, May 27, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Unempl. in USSR featured. Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Garrick Utley) railroad workers reported laid off because organization was overmaned; details of economy changes given, scenes shown. [Worker Valentine LIPOV - (thru translator) comments on incentive of higher wages.] USSR system noted not prepared for unempl. on such major scale. Ministry of pro. and technology education reported closed down; empls. shown waiting to see placement cnslrs. USSR noted not providing unempl. insurance [WOMAN - (thru translator) discusses lack of jobs with cnslrs.] Gorbachev noted offering people better lives if they are willing to suffer costs first. Teacher Tamara Adelmann noted encouraging students to discuss reforms. [STUDENTS - (thru translator) comment on reforms.] Challenges facing Gorbachev noted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Enterprising Muscovites reported selling summit souvenirs; details given.