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Poland #72603

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 14, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Historical importance of Poland's Communist party cong., opening today, noted. Opening ceremony described, day's agenda examined; Stanislaw Kania said expected to remain in power. His remarks about USSR and Poland's reform movement quoted. discussed.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Warsaw, Poland) Food and energy shortages discussed; films shown. Divisiveness over issues noted. ["Polityka" deputy editor Andrei WROBLEWSKI - notes power of Solidarity, church.] Econ. problems with Poland's coal industry explained as illustrating nation's problem. [WROBLEWSKI - comments on food shortages.] Food-related statistics outlined on screen; food riots in the past and shortages' role in movement led by Solidarity's Lech Walesa recalled. [WROBLEWSKI - doesn't expect to live in "normal" country before 1990.]
REPORTER: Jerry King

(Studio) Speech of support for Polish party by USSR delegate to congress reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
King, Jerry;
Reynolds, Frank

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