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US-USSR Relations / Summit / Washington, DC / Christmas Tree #107308

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 07, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Traditions of national Christmas tree and White House Christmas tree recalled. Report introduced.

(DC: Sam Donaldson, Peter Jennings ) Negotiations between President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev previewed. Rel. of first ladies Nancy Reagan and Raisa Gorbachev noted; details given. Issue of difference between Gorbachev-Reagan relationship and US-USSR relations discussed. Gorbachev's position during summit analyzed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Appearance of Reagan and Nancy to light White House tree noted. [REAGAN - discusses upcoming mtgs. with Gorbachev and spirit of peace symbolized by tree; reads Bible verses.] Tree shown lit by young cystic fibrosis victim, Tommy Valenti. Valenti's trip said sponsored by Starlight Fndn., which grants wishes for ill children. "O Come All Ye Faithful" sung by Cheryl Mills, Patty Austin, choir, and Air Force band; scenes shown.

Jennings, Peter

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