CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 19, 1979
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(Studio) Secretary of State Cyrus Vance quoted with regard to Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) agreement with USSR . First part in series noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(NYC) 1963 US-USSR arms agreement recalled; film shown. Scenes from movie, "Dr. Strangelove" shown. Scenes from Robert Altman's "Quintet" shown, courtesy 20th Century Fox. Arms stockpiler now, as compared to those at beginning of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II negotiations, noted. Film shown. [John F. KENNEDY - announces nuclear test ban treaty.] Nuclear testing since 1963 outlined. 1972 Moscow signing of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) I by Richard Nixon recalled, film shown. [NIXON - speaks with regard to arms race.] Henry Kissinger quoted in the "Economist" magazine; quote shown on screen. [President CARTER - comments with regard to Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II.] Present arms race in light of disarmament rhetoric discussed. [Arms researcher Frank BARNABY - comments.] Robert Altman's vision of future recalled; scenes from "Quintet" shown.
REPORTER: Jed Duvall