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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 26, 1991
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(Studio: Jane Pauley) Report introduced.

(White House: Jim Miklaszewski) Problems facing the United States in dealing with what was the Soviet union featured; details given of President Bush's signing of the CFE treaty to reduce conventional forces in Europe; map shown of the newly independent republics. [BUSH - says US must be alert to pressures on the republics.] Assurances to United States about nuclear weapons security noted. [In Christmas address, BUSH - says President Mikhail Gorbachev established the foundations for freedom.] Plans for a summit meeting between Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin noted.

(Studio: Jane Pauley) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Bob Abernethy) Problems facing the new commonwealth featured; scenes shown of Gorbachev hosting the foreign press and of various symbolic scenes in Moscow; details given of economic difficulties, the developing dispute between Russia and the Ukraine and questions about how the armed forces will be controlled. [USA-Canada Institution Andrei KORTUNOV - talks about regional military leaders.]

(Studio: Jane Pauley) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Jim Maceda) Soviet need for humanitarian aid examined; scenes shown of United States plane carrying medical supplies and from a hospital burn ward. [Nurse Ludmilla BUTKEVICH - (thru translator) comments.] [Project Hope official Ron SPRATT - describes distribution system.] [Hospital No. 9 burn program coordinator Lori BELL, Operation Carelift Jeffrey GLOSS - cite hospital conditions.]

Abernethy, Bob;
Maceda, Jim;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Pauley, Jane

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