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USSR / Lithuania Independence #574400

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 15, 1990
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(Studio: Keith Morrison) Easter plea from Pope John Paul II for peaceful resolution to situation in Lithuania reported; scenes shown from Vatican. Report introduced.

(Moscow: Ted Albert) Lithuania, on the day of President Mikhail Gorbachev's ultimatum to drop independence or face economic sanctions, featured; scenes shown of Easter services; details given of responses from Lithuanian President Vytautas Landsbergis and the Roman Catholic cardinal. "Pravda"'s warning to United States to stay out of matter detailed.

(White House: Sandy Gilmour) Position of President Bush and Senate leaders on Lithuanian situation examined. [On "Meet the Press" and "Face the Nation", Senators Robert DOLE, George MITCHELL - list possible alternative courses of action by United States against USSR .] Possibility of pressure on Bush to cancel US-USSR summit if Gorbachev takes certain steps noted.

Albert, Ted;
Gilmour, Sandy;
Morrison, Keith

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