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East-West Relations / USSR / Helsinki Document #241302

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 31, 1975
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(Studio) Report on Helsinki document to be signed.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(No location given) On April 24, 1945, American and Soviet troops unite on ruins of Nazism.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(Fulton, Missouri) Film of March 5, 1946. [Winston CHURCHILL - speaks of Iron Curtain.]
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb (narrates)

(No location given) Red Army took over East Germany, Albania, Baltic states and parts of Finland, Poland, Czechoslovakia and Romania. Specific troop invasions shown. Map shows Soviet acquisitions; reporter cites dates taken.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(W. Berlin) Airlifts keep west part of city non-Communist during 1948-49 blockade. NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) created. Huge demonstrations against USSR occur in East Germany, Poland and Hungary; Soviet tanks always won.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(Camp David, MD) In September, 1959, President Dwight D. Eisenhower met with Nikita Khruschev.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(USSR ) In May, 1962, American U-2 spy plane shot down over USSR ; Khruschev calls off Paris summit.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(W. Berlin, Germany) In 1961, exodus occurs from East Germany to West Berlin. Wall built. Soviet missiles installed in Cuba in 1962 didn't stay. Nuclear test ban treaty signed in 1963. Khruschev shown with President John F. Kennedy.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(Czechoslovakia) Soviets invade Czechoslovakia in August of 1968. Invasion destroyed President Lyndon B. Johnson's plan for Moscow mission.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(People's Republic of China) President Richard Nixon visited China P.R. in February 1972 to produce Moscow flexibility.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(DC) Document gives West promises of Soviet good intentions. Gives USSR W.'s acceptance of imposed East Europe frontiers.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

Reporter(s):
Kalb, Bernard;
Mudd, Roger
Duration:
00:04:00

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