ABC Evening News for Sunday, May 22, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Interviews by Mikhail Gorbachev with "Newsweek" and "Washington Post" detailed. Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) USSR 's pre-summit media blitz featured; details given, scenes shown of Gorbachev. Gorbachev's stmts. on arms control discussions with President Reagan noted. [On NBC, Soviet foreign ministry spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - discusses issue of Senator ratification of INF treaty by time of Moscow summit.] Gorbachev's desire for joint US-Soviet space mission to Mars noted; his stmts. on Reagan detailed. [Soviet commentator Vladimir POSNER - says USSR has the initiative now.] Impact of USSR withdrawal from Afghanistan on Gorbachev's position noted. Gorbachev's problems with economy reforms ("perestroika") noted.
(DC: Jeanne Meserve) Reaction by Secretary of State George Shultz to Gorbachev's interviews reported [On "This Wk.", SHULTZ - says joint space mission would have to be studied carefully.] Possibility of completion of US-USSR arms treaty by end of Reagan president discussed. Admin.'s hopes that Senator will ratify INF treaty before summit noted. [National security advisor Colin POWELL - discusses treaty.] Conservative Senators reported holding up treaty. [Senator Gordon HUMPHREY - says it's a dangerous treaty.] [On "This Wk.", Senator Sam NUNN - says Senator will finish ratification.] Shultz reported set to lobby on Capitol Hill tomorrow.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Gorbachev's references to Jesus Christ in his interviews quoted.
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