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Poland / United States Reaction #69524

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 16, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(DC) Admin. foreign policy advisers reported meeting at White House; President Reagan noted absent, and refusing to comment. White House spokesperson David Gergen reported linking USSR to Polish crackdown; quoted on screen. Possible consequences discussed.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Polish diplomats' travel reported restricted by United States State Department [Polish amb. Romuald SPASOWSKI - notes crisis deepening.] Chinese ambassador said opposing Soviet intervention; quoted on screen. [Zbigniew BRZEZINSKI - cites Soviet role; notes effort to destroy Solidarity.] Lack of active help from west for Poland noted.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) President news conference coverage announced for tomorrow.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Donaldson, Sam;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Koppel, Ted

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