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United Nations Disarmament Conference / Washington Protest / Arms Race #257956

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 22, 1978
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(Studio) Arrest of protesters who climbed fence at Bangor, WA, Trident sub base reported; film shown. Protesters' statements that they try to draw attention to upcoming United Nations spec. session on disarmament noted; their singing of "We Shall Overcome" mentioned. Report is on United Nations disarmament conference
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) World ntns.' attempt to discuss and agree on disarmament in 1934 mtg. in Geneva and reasons for failure recalled; film shown. Similar attempts, without success, since World War II, also noted. Examination of arms sales and purchases in world and of US-USSR arms talks. Films, maps and diagrams shown. President Carter's remarks on disarmament made to United Nations last yr. recalled. [CARTER - says goal is to reduce quantity and deadliness of arms that United States sells.] [US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency spokesperson Dr. Barry BLECKMAN - says disarmament isn't possible; cites reasons.] No. of mil. conflicts since World War II and number of those within last month that have been intl. in nature noted; locations of most recent military conflicts listed. Outlook for success of United Nations conference given.
REPORTER: Richard C. Hottelet

Cronkite, Walter;
Hottelet, Richard C.

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