NBC Evening News for Monday, May 09, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Gdansk, Poland: Paul Miller) Strikers in Gdansk reported rejecting management's offer that met all demands except legalization of Solidarity. Movement's leader Lech Walesa quoted. Church-appointed mediator Osmazo Wielecki quoted. Many strikers reported returning to homes after attempts made to starve them. Food-smuggling operation featured; details given, scenes shown. Solidarity sources quoted with regard to government Strikers' wives Marianna Corban and Yolanda Helinska featured. Yolanda quoted with regard to husband Szistof Helinska's bravery. Warsaw factory workers reported striking in sympathy with Gdansk protest. Solidarity leaders quoted with regard to government's policy of terror.