ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 21, 1981
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(Studio) Implications of Polish crisis considered.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) 1970 food riots recalled. Scenes shown. Current scenes shown. New accord anticipated as in past. Implications for church considered. [Church historian Father Francis MURPHY - believes Pope would counsel Solidarity against violence.] Implications for E. Europe considered. Scenes shown. Re: E.-W. trade, Poland's huge debt to West financial institutions as factor noted. [Institution for International Econ. Fred BERGSTEN - says default on debt would help neither Poland nor USSR .] West Europe believed not to act, as USSR has not yet invaded Poland. [Former National Security Adviser Zbigniew BRZEZINSKI - says West alliance will unravel if it does not take strong stand.] Re: US-USSR relations tenser relationship predicted. [BRZEZINSKI - believes this will happen.] United States said not about to go to war with USSR over Poland. Basic conclusions: E. Europe to continue dominated by USSR ; periodic uprisings to be expected of communism, which does not work well.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore
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