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Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (Salt) II #263386

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 25, 1979
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(Studio) President Carter's defense of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II in speech to American Newspaper Publishers Assn quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Criticism of United States ability to verify treaty and Carter's response re: Iranian spy station losses stated. [CARTER - speaks of United States ability to verify dvts. by USSR .] Carter's comments with regard to rejection of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) and possible consequences throughout world detailed. [CARTER - cites US policy of world peace, US-USSR competition.] Third World mentioned.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Studio) Senator Jake Garn's response to Carter speech quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) State Department information teams, traveling around US, reported campaigning. heavily for treaty support. Films shown. Anti-SALT radio commercial played. Opposition to Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) reported led by Coalition for Peace Through Strength; groups' activity during Panama Canal fight outlined. Use of computer by Coalition in its campaign detailed. Pro-treaty group, Americans for SALT, examined. Propaganda films by both sides featured; scenes from "War Without Winners" and "The United States in Retreat" shown. Use of opinion polls by both sides noted. [American Enterprise, Institution Robert PRANGER - comments on "mock debate, trial" held over Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT).] Positions of Paul Warnke, Paul Nitze, Townsend Hoopes, Elmo Zumwalt, William Colby, Daniel Graham, outlined. [COLBY - pro-SALT speech.] [Daniel GRAHAM - anti-SALT speech.]
REPORTER: Jed Duvall

Cronkite, Walter;
Duvall, Jed;
Stahl, Lesley

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