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NBC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 19, 1989
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(Studio: Maria Shriver) Report introduced.

(Warsaw, Poland: Mike Boettcher) President Wojciech Jaruzelski reported formally nomination Tadeusz Mazowiecki as prime minister [MAZOWIECKI - (thru translator) discusses conds. in Poland.] Written communique from Jaruzelski outlined on screen; details given of Communist party's reaction; Communist newspaper letter quoted; scenes shown of meeting of Solidarity leaders in Gdansk, Poland. [Solidarity's Janusz ONYSZKIEWICZ - comments.]

(Studio: Maria Shriver) Report introduced.

(Kennebunkport, Maine: Sandy Gilmour) Reaction of President Bush to events in Poland reported; details given of issue of United States aid to Poland. [On Apr. 17, BUSH - says help will come with liberalization.] Promised aid to Poland outlined on screen. [E. Europe policy analyst Janusz BUGAJSKI - analyzes signals from Bush.] [National security advisor Brent SCOWCROFT - says Polish economy is in bad shape.] [BUSH - wishes we could do more.]

(Studio: Maria Shriver) Examination of political events in Poland featured. [E. European affairs expert Milan SVEC - analyzes Mazowiecki's chances of success and bureaucratic problems facing coalition government in Poland.]

Gilmour, Sandy;
Boettcher, Mike;
Shriver, Maria

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