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US-USSR / Missile Freeze #282643

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 16, 1982
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(Studio) President Reagan reported rejecting today's announcement by USSR of conditional nuclear missile freeze.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Moscow, USSR ) President Leonid Brezhnev's announcement examined in detail; specifics outlined on Films shown. Brezhnev's warning to United States re: deployment of missiles in West' Europe compared to Cuban missile crisis of 1962; details given.

(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) President Reagan's reaction to offer discussed; films shown. [REAGAN - dismisses Brezhnev's offer.] Spokesperson Larry Speakes' statement quoted on screen. [Senator Edward KENNEDY - disagrees with USSR proposal; elaborates.] [Senator John TOWER - considers it Madison Ave. approach.] [Senator Sam NUNN - comments.] Pros and cons of Brezhnev's offer considered.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Studio) Negotiations in Geneva on nuclear arms reduction said adjourning.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

McNeill, Don;
Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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