ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 13, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Report introduced.
(DC: Charles Gibson) Defeat in House of President Reagan's defense budget proposals for strategic defense initiative (SDI or Star Wars), arms control, anti-satellite and chemical weapons examined; details given, scenes shown. [Representatives Robert MRAZEK, Robert MICHEL, Henry HYDE - debate Star Wars.] Senator's position on issue described.
(DC: Sam Donaldson) White House reaction to House votes noted. [Last night, President REAGAN - is optimistic over arms control due to Mikhail Gorbachev's domestic problems.] Econ. problems believed affecting Gorbachev's willingness to negotiate arms control agreement explained. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - praises recent arms talks in Moscow.]
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