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Poland #73201

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 14, 1981
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(Studio) Today noted 1st anniversary of Poland's Solidarity union; mtg in Crimea of Polish Communist party leader Stanislaw Kania, Prime Min. Wojciech Jaruzelski and USSR President Leonid Brezhnev reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Gdansk, Poland) Atmosphere here as Kania and Jaruzelski left for USSR noted; films shown. Current status of labor unrest and efforts by Solidarity to ease tension described; presence of USSR naval flotilla in Baltic Sea discussed. Past labor revolts recalled; role of Lech Walesa in last year's revolt cited. Walesa's assessment of labor movement outlined; role of church in situation considered.
REPORTER: Jerry King

(DC) State Department reported claiming to have evidence that USSR has backed efforts to discredit Solidarity; details given. [Courtesy ABC's "Good Morning America", Secretary of State Alexander HAIG - discusses situation; hopes union and government will settle differences peacefully.] Next month's Warsaw Pact maneuvers and possibility that USSR is provoking piecemeal invasion discussed.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) USSR 's expert on US, Georgi Arbatov, reported criticizing US; full interview with him said on Sunday's "Issues and Answers".
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reporter(s):
Dunsmore, Barrie;
King, Jerry;
Reynolds, Frank
Duration:
00:04:50

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