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Paris Summit #300712

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 04, 1985
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(Studio) Trade agreements reported signed here today between France and USSR aimed at reducing French trade deficits; details given. Mikhail Gorbachev's response to tour of automated auto plant described; scenes shown. His other activities, include stop at Lenin's home, noted. United States and USSR propaganda war in Europe examined; bdcsts. of Voice of America and Radio Moscow cited as exs. Gorbachev's courting of United States allies prior to his summit with President Reagan next month considered. [US ambassador Richard BURT - cites need for stability in United States relationship with allies if foreign policy to succeed.] Gorbachev's effort to use Star Wars as wedge between United States and France described. [President Francois MITTERRAND - (thru translator) explains rejecting joint communique with Gorbachev condemning Star Wars.] Public relations problems for Reagan administration created by Soviet campaign film on Gorbachev noted. ["Financial Times of London" spokesperson Robert MAUTHNER - describes public's perception of Gorbachev's positions versus those of Reagan.] [German political Juergen TODENHOFER - believes Soviet propaganda is more successful than US.] Role of Worldnet network in promoting Reagan's positions internationally mentioned.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Rather, Dan

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