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Poland #69476

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 14, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) Info. coming out of Poland reported sparse as communications disrupted. Atmosphere in Warsaw said calm; appeals from independent unions for general strike noted with unconfirmed reports of strike attempts in Warsaw, Southwest Silesia and several other regions; Solidarity union said functioning; films shown. Catholic church reported appealing for calm; Archbishop Jozef Glemp quoted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Warsaw, Poland) Atmosphere in capital described. [CITIZEN - expresses anger.] Polish army noted attempting display of normalcy by holding regular Sunday inspection parade while also taking control of major intersections in city. Church services reported held as usual. Military takeover reported occurring shortly after Solidarity approval of resolution declaring Thursday day of protest. Govt. spokesperson quoted on screen assuring safety of Solidarity leader Lech Walesa. Govt. position discussed in detail; General Wojciech Jaruzelski quoted; films shown.
REPORTER: Jerry King

(Studio) European reaction to Polish military takeover summarized.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Moscow, USSR ) Soviet reaction to Polish situation detailed.
REPORTER: Anne Garrels

(Studio) Possibility of heavy military presence in outlying areas of Poland discussed; films shown. Govt. demands outlined on screen. Travel restrictions and food supply detailed.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Late reports of possible use of troops to break up strike in Katowice and to clear striking workers out of steel mill in Warsaw noted.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) Upcoming item announced. (Item recapped at end of broadcast)
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Reporter(s):
Garrels, Anne;
Jennings, Peter;
King, Jerry;
Koppel, Ted
Duration:
00:06:40

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