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US-USSR Relations / Summit / Gorbachev Arrival / Analysis #128884

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 30, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Live coverage of arrival of plane carrying President Mikhail Gorbachev reported; scenes shown from Andrews Air Force Base, MD. Analysis of Gorbachev's fortunes by four experts given. [Brookings Institution Ed HEWITT, Council on Foreign Relations Michael MANDELBAUM - say Gorbachev wants to continue arms process, settle German question and get a trade agreement so USSR will no longer be an outcast.] [George Washington University professor Peter REDDAWAY, MANDELBAUM - discuss the importance of US-USSR relations today.] [Rand Corporation Arnold HORELICK - says USSR needs to move towards a multiparty system.] Gorbachev said to be a star on the road, but having problems at home. [MANDELBAUM, HEWITT - say people are more concerned with the economy than Gorbachev's success on the road.] [REDDAWAY - says Gorbachev enjoys being on the road.] [HEWITT - talks about Gorbachev and the tasks he faces.] Soviet analysts said noting that Gorbachev is in charge of the government even if the government is not in charge of all the people.]

Jennings, Peter

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