CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jan 12, 1985
View other clips in this broadcast →
Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.
(Studio) President Reagan's comments on his space weapons proposal, dubbed Star Wars, during latest news conference recalled.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(DC) Conf. here on political and technological feasibility of Star Wars defense system as deterrent to nuclear war examined; US-USSR anti-ballistic missile treaty recalled. [Harvard spokesperson Abram CHAYES, Defense Department spokesperson Gerold YONAS - debate defensive aspect of Star Wars approach.] [IBM spokesperson Richard GARWIN - doesn't think computer software for project is feasible.] [Soviet Academy of Sciences spokesperson Roald SAGDEEV - believes economy and risk threshold for world has been reached.] USSR , in upcoming arms talks, thought pressing for United States to abandon Star Wars.
REPORTER: Bill Lynch
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.