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Czechoslovakia / Pol. Reforms #566284

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 11, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Prague, Czechoslovakia: Rick Davis) New Czech government reported announcing reforms; details given, scenes shown from Prague, Czechoslovakia. New non- Communist leaders Jiri Dienstbier and Jan Carnogursky shown and discussed. Dissidents Vaclav Havel and Alexander Dubcek reported being urged to seek office of president [HAVEL - (thru translator) says Czech people want Soviet troops out of cntry.] Former prime minister Ladislav Adamec noted being urged to seek office of president as well.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) People's Dep. Andrei Sakharov recalled urging general strike in USSR to promote reform; failure of strike noted. Rumors that general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev resigned discussed.

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Davis, Rick
Duration:
00:02:40

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