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NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 11, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Dennis Murphy) Russian President Boris Yeltsin's announcement that the republics of Armenia and Kirghizia will join his commonwealth featured; map shown. Possible change in Kazakhstan's allegiance from President Mikhail Gorbachev to Yeltsin, Gorbachev's absence from Soviet television noted. Four more Muslim republics said to be meeting with Yeltsin this weekend; Yeltsin delegation's meeting with top Soviet military officers noted. [Military journalist Colonel Ravin MUSTAFIN, Soviet Defense Ministry Ivan SKRILNIK - comment on control of Soviet nuclear weapons.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) President Bush's reaction to events in the USSR featured; results given of NBC News/"Wall Street Journal" polls on Bush's handling of foreign policy and the economy and the unemployed. [BUSH - comments on the economy.] New transportation bill mentioned.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Results of Congressional study comparing taxes paid by wealthy and middle-class Americans in 1980 and today cited.

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Murphy, Dennis

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