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Rosalynn Carter / Latin American / Family Vacation #252334

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 30, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter sends Mrs. Carter off on Latin American tour and spends most of rest of day in leisure at Saint Simons Island, Georgia.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Saint Simons Island, Georgia) Carter says it's more than just goodwill trip. [CARTER - notes messages of commitment Mrs. Carter carries to leaders] [Rosalynn CARTER - knows Carter's basic foreign policy and will discuss this and concerns of Latin leaders with them.] After wife leaves, President talks to reporters with regard to relations with Cuba; says moves to strengthen relations in next few wks., but is concerned with regard to Castro's activities in Africa. [CARTER - cites concerns with regard to Cuba presence in Africa and political prisoners in Cuba.] USSR leader Leonid Brezhnev has said United States is to blame for Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) slowness; reporters ask why United States side is still optimistic. [CARTER - notes apparent change in USSR attitude, with regard to trying for agreement, since Moscow talks; are still great differences.] Sovs. continue to point out not much progress has been made over Vladivostok agreement. President stops at Brunswick (Georgia) Christian Academy in Brunswick; it's run by Free Will Baptists. [CARTER - notes backup of traffic.] Later, at OMB director Bert Lance's nearby house , President and Amy swim in ocean.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) President will stop in Plains, Georgia, en route to Washington, DC to visit brother, Billy, who's been on trip also. Billy Carter went to CB radio festival in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Billy's dedication of peanut patch there noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Pierpoint, Robert;
Schieffer, Bob

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