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US-USSR Relations / Moscow Summit / Glasnost #562535

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 31, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Reagan reported meeting with USSR film makers and artists. Glasnost noted allowing more freedom for writers and artists. "Glasnost" magazine reported closed down after it supported attempt to form alternative political party television broadcaster Vladimir Posner noted manifesting glasnost on TV; details given, scenes shown. USSR commentator reported admitting that reports from United States were distorted and concentrated on negative aspects of US society. [Columbia Univ. spokesperson Robert LEGVOLD - comments on changes in USSR .] Conservatives noted opposing glasnost. Film director given government money to make film with regard to farmer reported; details given of farmer being arrested for breaking old laws, scenes shown of meeting protesting conservatives' cancellation of film. [WOMAN - (thru translator) describes situation.] Department of Agriculture spokesperson noted asserting that film should be changed. [MAN - (thru translator) urges film's support.] [WOMAN - (thru translator) says one should be able to defend views.] [MAN - (thru translator) praises Mikhail Gorbachev.] Decision with regard to film noted pending.

Brokaw, Tom

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