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USSR / Gorbachev #663034

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 11, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Geneva, Switzerland) Mikha11 Gorbachev's political and personal strengths examined; impact on British pols. of his visit there last year cited as ex. [Former British foreign secretary spokesperson David OWEN - notes Gorbachev's confidence.] Nikita Khrushchev and Leonid Brezhnev recalled. [Parliament member Denis HEALEY - compares Gorbachev to West poet.] [Canadian agriculture minister Eugene WHALEN - recalls Soviet leader's 1983 tour of Canada.] [Iowa farmer John CHRYSTAL - describes Gorbachev's attributes.] His handling of domestic pols. described. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) comments on 11th five year plan.] Charisma of both Gorbachev and his wife discussed. [Parliament member John BROWNE - considers significance of couple's strengths; compares them with John and Jacqueline Kennedy.] [1984, Prime Minister Margaret THATCHER - likes Gorbachev.]
REPORTER: John Cochran

(Studio) ["For. Affairs" editor William HYLAND - discusses possible threat to United States from American public's perception of Gorbachev; cites Khrushchev and Brezhnev as exs,; problems facing Gorbachev; Yuri Andropov, Chernenko mentioned.]
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom

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