Search the Archive

USSR / Lithuania Independence #574383

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 14, 1990
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Meeting of Pope John Paul II and Vadim Zagladin, President Mikhail Gorbachev's top domestic aide, noted. Report introduced.

(Moscow: Bob Abernethy) Threat from President Gorbachev to impose economic sanctions against Lithuania if it does not rescind its independence legislation featured; details given of response of Lithuanian President Vytautas Landsbergis to Gorbachev's ultimatum and of areas in which sanctions could effect Lithuanians. Hope that agreement signed between Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia could lead to a Baltic common market noted.

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Bermuda: John Cochran) Low-key response from President Bush to threat of sanctions reported; scenes shown of Bush playing golf in Bermuda. [After returning from USSR , Senators George MITCHELL, John GLENN - say Gorbachev's action was wrong.] [Lithuanian American community executive director Arvydas BARZDUKAS - hopes we can convince Soviets not to starve people.] Historical scenes shown of Berlin airlift following World War II. Possible impact of Gorbachev's actions in Lithuania on his relationship with Bush mentioned.

(Studio: Garrick Utley; Bermuda: John Cochran; Moscow: Bob Abernethy) Discussion held of positions of Bush, Gorbachev and Lithuanians on issues of independence and sanctions.

Reporter(s):
Abernethy, Bob;
Cochran, John;
Utley, Garrick
Duration:
00:06:20

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.