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Status Report (Poland) #77056

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 12, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Current status of Poland's economy and political problems examined in detail; films shown. General Wojciech Jaruzelski's collaboration with USSR leaders considered. [December 23, 1981, President REAGAN - threatens martial law leaders] West allies noted rescuing Poland from economy debts; situation explained; status of Siberian pipeline discussed. United States foreign policy factions, lead by Secretary of State Alexander Haig and Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, outlined. [Courtesy "This Week with David Brinkley, Conservative Digest" publisher Richard VIGUERIE - doesn't think United States should refinance Poland.] Haig's reaction detailed; Reagan's final decision last month noted. Jimmy Carter's grain embargo following USSR invasion of Afghanistan recalled; Yalta Conf. in 1945, include Franklin Roosevelt's remarks on Poland, cited. Films shown.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

Reynolds, Frank;
Threlkeld, Richard

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