CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 08, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter has had private communications with USSR leader Leonid Brezhnev since Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) breakdown, and says he's not discouraged. President makes remarks at Dobbins AFB, Georgia. To spend Easter in Calhoun, Georgia.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Calhoun, Georgia) Carter is asked for assessment of Vance-Dobrynin talk on Thursday; President is encouraged by USSR attitude. [CARTER - believes Sovs. want disarmament as much as US.] President says United States proposals being reviewed. [CARTER - says if inequities found, United States will be glad to change, but doesn't believe proposal unfair. Cites encouraging signs from Dobrynin, Gromyko and Brezhnev.] President asked with regard to economy and stimulus package [CARTER - blames weather for part of wholesale price index rise in March.] Carter says he has few more Senators to support economy package
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint
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