ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 05, 1980
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(Studio) USSR reported summoning members of Warsaw Pact for surprise summit meeting in Moscow, at which use of force in Poland was denounced for the time being.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(Studio) Secrecy of summit illustrated with Poland's Communist party chief Stanislaw Kania attending unawares to Polish populace; general backdrop of summit outlined.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Moscow, USSR ) Warsaw summit said possibly called due to President Leonid Brezhnev's upcoming trip to India; details given, films shown. Pact's communiques quoted on screen with regard to Poland; implications of message discussed.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur
(Warsaw, Poland) Polish coverage of summit examined; Tennessee! announcer heard; films shown. Reaction of new trade unions to events noted.
REPORTER: John McKenzie
(DC) United States expectations for situation outlined, discussed; possible reasons for USSR hesitating to invade Poland examined. Afghanistan mentioned.
REPORTER: John McWethy