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Romania / Ceausescu Reign #566492

NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 22, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Reign of Nicolae Ceausescu reviewed; details given of his efforts to preserve Joseph Stalin's brand of Communism; scenes shown from Romania. Ceausescu recalled refusing to support Leonid Brezhnev's invasion of Czechoslovakia; Ceausescu shown with Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter. Ceausescu's village relocation program noted further crippling Romania's econ.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Bush and USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev quoted with regard to toppling of Ceausescu.

Brokaw, Tom

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