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US-USSR Rels / Gorbachev Visit #113641

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 04, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Mikhail Gorbachev visit this week to say goodbye to President Reagan and hello to President-elect George Bush previewed. Report introduced.

(DC: Steve Shepard) Nature of Gorbachev's visit featured; likely topics of meeting outlined. [On "Meet the Press", Soviet Communist party central committee Nikolai SHISHLIN - says Gorbachev will bring interesting initiatives.] [Soviet for. ministry spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - says Gorbachev won't come just for small talk.] [On "This Wk.", Secretary of State George SHULTZ - says things are better with regard to human rights in USSR .] Scenes shown from Gorbachev's 1987 visit to US; his "tourist" plans for this trip previewed. [Mayor Ed KOCH - comments on Gorbachev's visit.]

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Bush's comments on Gorbachev visit noted.

Donaldson, Sam;
Shepard, Steve

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