CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 12, 1971
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(Studio) President Nixon to go to Moscow for summit conference in May; 1st American President since F.D.R. to visit USSR .
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) [NIXON - says trips to People's Republic of China, and USSR being taken for better relations with cntrys.; trips independent of each other; expect working visit, limiting ceremonies in both cntrys.; says trips for high-level purposes; will be no winners of super power war.] Nixon to see Communist party Chairperson Leonid I. Brezhnev most. Discussions will include some major issues: Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT), Middle E., Berlin and troop reductions. Announcement made early so it wouldn't seem United States slighting USSR . Premier Aleksei Kosygin will be in Canada this month; but Nixon won't see him.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
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