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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(NYC) Civil defense practice drills and underground school built in Artesia, New Mexico, as bomb shelter recalled. [1962 interview by Dan RATHER with STUDENT - discuss the bomb.] Past and present attitudes toward civil defense noted. [Jimmy CARTER - comments with regard to Poseidon submarines] [Civil defense analyst Leon GOURE - talks about Carter's ignorance of civil defense] Goure's expertise with regard to USSR civil defense and measures taken by Soviet government noted. Photos shown. Arms controllers' response to Goure cited. Dvt. of ICBM's and consequences outlined. [GOURE - comments with regard to Soviet attitude to civil defense] Strategy of "counterforce" explained. [Analyst Wilmer STROPE - outlines "myths of unsurvivability"; pts. shown on screen.] Incr. in United States civil defense budget cited. [Jerome FRANK - comments on Sov and US civil defense analysis.] Epigram with regard to arms and defense quoted, shown on screen.
REPORTER: Jed Duvall
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Duvall, Jed
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