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US-USSR Relations / Summit / Day One #128888

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 31, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Day one of summit meeting between President Bush and President Mikhail Gorbachev featured; scenes shown of two leaders at the welcoming ceremonies. [BUSH - praises Gorbachev for his bringing change to Europe; mentions Lithuania.] [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) recalls anniversary of victory over Nazism.] Their private meeting in Oval Office noted. [White House spokesman Marlin FITZWATER - describes the meeting.] [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) says our foreign ministers must now discuss the German question in depth.] Clarification given of Gorbachev's remarks on Germany.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Gorbachev shown walking through crowds on Pennsylvania Avenue. Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Laurie) Gorbachev's luncheon at the Soviet embassy featured; scenes shown; details given of his comments on his policies, Germany and conventional arms control, perestroika. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) says Lithuania can't secede overnight; says there is no turning back on reforms.] Rambling nature of Gorbachev's comments due to his problems at home noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Analysis given of Gorbachev's statements by a network expert. [Columbia University professor Robert LEGVOLD - explains that Gorbachev is seeking cooperation from United States on policy and trade issues; analyzes Gorbachev's strength at home.]

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim

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