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US-USSR Relations / Summit / Washington, DC vs. Moscow Summits #115881

ABC Evening News for Sunday, May 29, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Theatrics behind summits noted. Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : John McWethy) USSR 's handling of summit featured; details given of comparisons of Moscow summit to Washington, DC summit; scenes shown. [At press briefing, Soviet foreign ministry spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - (thru translator) says he'll speak Russian at this briefing.] White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater shown unable to use translation earphones. Scenes shown of Mikhail Gorbachev shaking hands with bystanders in Washington, DC and of President Reagan's meeting with surging Moscow crowd. [UPI reporter Helen THOMAS - says it really was a spontaneous moment.] Still photograph of Reagan handshake with Russian shown. United States television networks noted forced to import broadcast facilities.

Donaldson, Sam;
McWethy, John

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