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Carter / USSR Speech / Mississippi Town Meeting #253261

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 21, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter speaks on USSR relations and human rights issue.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Charleston, SC) President addresses South legislators in SC, but speech is aimed at USSR , to assure Sovs. that United States serious with regard to Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT), despite conflicting ideas on human rights. [CARTER - says relations between United States and USSR can't be based on mood of moment and agreements must be anchored on ea. side by enlightened self-interest. Says human rights issue is addressed to all ntns., include US, doesn't contain hidden meanings nor is it designed to heat up arms race or bring back Cold War.] Significance of speech is in fact that President delivered it; while explaining foreign policy tactics to Sovs., he makes clear there's no intention of changing them.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) President goes to Yazoo City, Mississippi, for town meeting tonight.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Schieffer, Bob

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