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Washington, DC / Thatcher Visit #293003

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 29, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's White House meeting with President Reagan today to discuss USSR President Yuri Andropov's rejection of Reagan's new arms control proposals noted; films shown. Admin. official's comment quoted on screen. [REAGAN - pledges United States efforts to reach acceptable arms control agreement with USSR .] [THATCHER - feels Andropov is testing West's commitment to cruise and Pershing II missile deployment.] State Department's criticism of Reagan's rhetoric on Korean jet downing, forcing USSR into hardline stance, discussed. [Henry KISSINGER - anticipates prolonged period of tense US-USSR relations due to rigidity and suspiciousness of Soviet reaction to KAL incident.] Reagan's reaction to media's press for his personal reaction to KAL downing noted coming during White House meeting with US hockey team; film shown.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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