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Reagan / China, PR Trip #296633

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 27, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced (Local weather bulletin on screen.)
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Peking, China, PR) Govt.'s censorship of President Reagan's speech, omitting his references to USSR and God, discussed; films shown. [REAGAN - refers to ntns. basing strength on military power.] Issue of Taiwan and President's meeting with Premier Zhao Ziyang considered. [REAGAN - claims United States was founded by worshipers of God.] Extent of censorship of President's televised remarks outlined; aide Michael Deaver's orchestration of Reagan's trip for domestic political goals noted. Republican National Committee film crews noted using events for President's fall campaign [DEAVER - defs. exploiting trip politically.]
REPORTER: Bill Plante

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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