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US-USSR Relations / Arms Reduction #274402

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 18, 1981
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(Studio) Report on President Reagan's proposal to USSR for nuclear arms reductions in Europe introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Reagan noted include proposals in personal letter to United States President Leonid Brezhnev. [REAGAN - calls for joint arms reduction in Europe; proposals change from Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) to START (Strategic Arms Reduction Talks).] Further details of his proposals discussed. [REAGAN - cites need for USSR cooperation.]
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Moscow, USSR ) Reaction here to speech examined; Tass quoted on screen.

(London, England) Reaction of Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher and Chancellor Helmut Schmidt to Reagan's speech featured. [THATCHER, SCHMIDT - praise Reagan.] Anti-nuclear demonstrations in West Europe recalled. [REAGAN - comments on demonstrators.] [European peace movement SPOKESPERSON - thinks speech was aimed to take pressure off US.] Apparent efforts of Reagan and Brezhnev to upstage each other considered.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Significance of President's speech discussed; Jimmy Carter, USSR invasion of Afghanistan, World War II include in report
REPORTER: Bill Moyers

Fenton, Tom;
McNeill, Don;
Moyers, Bill;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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