ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 16, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: John McWethy) Secretary of State George Shultz's continued arms control negotiations here with USSR foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze examined; details given, scenes shown. [SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) praises atmosphere of mtgs.] Mikhail Gorbachev's Moscow statement reflecting general optimism over arms control process quoted. [President REAGAN - denies moral equivalency between democracy and totalitarianism.] Soviet leaders since Reagan called USSR the evil empire in 1983 listed on screen; changes in United States-USSR relations during same period reviewed. Prospects of another summit this year considered.
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