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US-USSR Relations / Bush Speech #122010

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 12, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(College Stn., Texas: Brit Hume) President Bush's speech about relations between US and USSR featured; scenes shown. [At Texas A&M Univ., BUSH - says United States seeks integration of USSR into community of ntns.] Bush reported calling for certain actions on part of Mikhail Gorbachev in Europe. [BUSH - says tear down Iron Curtain.] Revival of old concept of mutual surveillance of air space noted. [BUSH - says territorial access would promote openness.] Announcement yesterday by Gorbachev of unilateral arms cuts recalled.

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(DC: Bob Zelnick) "Open skies" concept reviewed; scenes shown of President Dwight Eisenhower in 1955; details given of current surveillance by orbiting satellites. [Carnegie Endowment's Michael KREPON - says monitoring satellites are not always at right place at right time.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Secretary of State James Baker reported in Brussels, Belgium, to brief NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) allies on his recent visit to USSR and on Bush's speech; scenes shown.

Reporter(s):
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Zelnick, Bob
Duration:
00:04:40

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