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Czechoslovakia / Bush Visit / One Year Later #572361

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 17, 1990
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Prague: John Cochran) President Bush's attendance at Czechoslovakia's celebration of democracy featured; scenes shown of Bush with Alexander Dubcek and making speeches. [BUSH - parallels history of Czechoslovakia with events in Persian Gulf.] Czechoslovakia President Vaclav Havel's support for Bush's gulf policy noted. [BUSH - says Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's takeover of Kuwait is devastating to economies of Eastern Europe.]

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Prague: Tom Pettit) Czechoslovakia, one year after democracy began, featured; scenes shown of police patrol in Prague, Czechoslovakia, today and of events on November 17, 1989, when unarmed students faced off with riot police, thus precipitating the nation's democratic revolution. [Karel HLASEK - recalls the police brutality.] [Ivan BREZINA - explains how the revolution made him feel.]

Cochran, John;
Pettit, Tom;
Utley, Garrick

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