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USSR / Gorbachev / Economy and Politics #581516

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 05, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Jim Maceda) President Mikhail Gorbachev's appeal to the West to save his economic reform program featured; scenes shown from his Nobel Peace Prize speech in Oslo, Norway. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) says USSR needs support to insure success of perestroika.] Gorbachev's continuing problems at home reviewed; scenes shown from Lithuania today and from "bloody Sunday" of January 13, 1991, when Soviet tanks stormed television building held by pro-independence demonstrators. ["Jane's Intelligence Review" Henry DODDS - talks about the military and Gorbachev.] [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) says he will not abandon perestroika.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Maceda, Jim

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