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(Studio) USSR criticism of post-summit attitude of United States noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) President Reagan's apparent softening of stance on possible summit with USSR in last night's news conference examined. [REAGAN - qualifies his demand for summit agenda.] White House mentioned claiming President's tone,rather than his policy, has changed; Soviet reaction outlined on screen. President said making his gesture under pressure from Senator Howard Baker and other Republican leaders that he call for summit. [BAKER - praises Reagan's statement last night.] Reagan's criticism of summits in general said illustrated by his China (PR) summit; details given. Impact of election year pols. on President's overtures to USSR , include possible proposal for talks on space weapons ban, considered.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl
- Rather, Dan;
- Stahl, Lesley
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