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Carter / News Conference #251101

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 24, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter says he's heard nothing from Communist leader Brezhnev to indicate Brezhnev not willing to go ahead with disarmament talks. President has news conference on eve of Secretary of State Vance's trip to USSR .
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [CARTER - answers critics of recent statements with regard to foreign policy.] President says human rights stand is ideological struggle and not overt threat to USSR . [CARTER - says Brezhnev's welcome of Vance's trip shows his interest in disarmament talks.] President also speaks on Vietnam. [CARTER - believes United States owes no debt to Vietnam, but aid might be given in course of normalization. Also notes plan to be announced soon with regard to inflation.] Details of plan noted.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

(Studio) Carter says Vance will take new proposals for nuclear arms reductions; reporter Marvin Kalb says 1 proposal will be lower limit of strategic weapons than in Vladivostok agreement.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Bradley, Ed;
Cronkite, Walter

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