CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 04, 1985
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(Studio) Mikhail Gorbachev's joint news conference here today with President Francois Mitterrand featured; scenes shown. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) calls for return to detente; refers to Russian fable.] [MITTERRAND - rejects Gorbachev's call for separate French nuclear arms control negotiations.] Mitterrand's comments on human rights and Afghanistan noted. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) declines answer to inquiry about Soviet Jews and political prisoners in USSR .] His response to later question on dissident Andrei Sakharov described, shown. Gorbachev's handling of media considered.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(NYC) President Reagan's response to Gorbachev's call for halt to Star Wars program examined; scenes shown. [REAGAN - claims Soviet leader's stance evades issue of real peace; anticipates being able to communicate with Gorbachev due to latter's reference to God.] [Assistant defense secretary Richard PERLE - claims USSR already has Star Wars program.] [Georgetown Univ. spokesperson Roy GODSON, Democrat political consultant Robert SQUIER, Lyn NOFZIGER - consider political implications of Gorbachev's public remarks.]
REPORTER: Bill Plante
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