Projector of Perestroika (1986)
Description: The spirit of reform reached the Soviet mass media almost immediately after Gorbachev announced the policy, and journalists remained on the forefront of the movement, often a bit ahead of it. A TV news program that riveted viewers with its revelations of official corruption and incompetence was Projector of Perestroika, launched in 1986, whose producers spoke openly of the tensions that the new journalism had created in official circles.
XXVII Party Congress (1986)
Description: XXVII Party Congress. The delegates listen to Gorbachev’s report. Although the concept of glasnost is not yet mentioned, Gorbachev does speak of the need to admit past errors. Khronika nashikh dnei. No. 9, March 1986.