CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 08, 1979
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(Studio) Carter administration decision to develop new MX missile system reported; upcoming Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II summit noted. System described.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) White House spokesperson Rex Granum reported confirming president's decision; details given. Granum quoted with regard to US-USSR arms race. [Zbigniew BRZEZINSKI - comments.] [CARTER - won't comment.] Timing of announcement with regard to Vienna summit with Leonid Brezhnev considered.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl
(DC) Carter's decision said almost total acceptance of Pentagon's plan; Defense Secretary Harold Brown mentioned. MX system explained; Defense Department animation shown.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas Artist: Arthur Lien
(DC) Senator reaction to decision reported [Senator John STENNIS - thinks decision will help Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II chances of ratification.] [Senator Barry GOLDWATER - comments.] [Senator George McGOVERN - comments.] Goldwater quoted with regard to USSR reaction to MX and Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II.
REPORTER: Phil Jones
(Studio) Reactions to President Carter's decision by Tass and "Pravda" reported
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