ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 08, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) History and political significance of West economy summits, begun by French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing in 1975, examined; details given, scenes shown. Successes and failures of past summits reviewed; President Reagan's 1982 failure, President Francois Mitterrand's tactic at 1985 summit cited as exs. [Econ. analyst Robert HORMATS - considers domestic political importance of summits for participants.] Reagan's performance at Canadian and Williamsburg summits critiqued. Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's election efforts mentioned. Historian Walter Baggett quoted.
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