ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 05, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Mikhail Gorbachev's visit to United States to say goodbye to President Reagan and hello to President-elect George Bush previewed. Report introduced.
(UN: Walter Rodgers) Nature of Gorbachev's visit featured; details given of likely topics to be discussed between Gorbachev, Reagan and Bush. [Soviet spokesperson Vladimir POSNER - says arms reduction plan should be expected.] Gorbachev-Reagan summit at Reykjavik, Iceland, recalled. [Soviet central committee member Nickolai SHISHLIN - (thru translator) says there will be no hiatus in US-USSR dialogue.] Gorbachev reported set to unveil his foreign policy initiatives at United Nations on Wednesday
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: Sam Donaldson) Question of what Gorbachev might be up to examined. [Harvard Univ. Marshall GOLDMAN - says Gorbachev is filled with surprises.] [Brookings Institution Helmut SONNENFELDT - says Gorbachev is a bit of a hustler.] Planned meeting on Governors Island in New York City harbor noted; scenes shown. [GOLDMAN - says Gorbachev does better internationally than at home.] Stmt. from White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater about United States response to a Gorbachev arms proposal quoted. [BUSH - says he will not make specific arms proposals.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Gorbachev's "tourist" schedule noted; possibility that he might visit Don. Trump's Trump Tower mentioned; suggestion that he might visit soup kitchen for homeless reported ABC coverage of Gorbachev's arrival announced.
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