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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) President Reagan's preparation for Geneva summit with Mikhail Gorbachev examined. [National security adviser Robert McFARLANE - denies President is receive cram course in USSR ; claims he was prepared prior to his elec.] Specifics of Reagan's preparation, include viewing Academy Award winning film "Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears", outlined on screen, described. President mentioned contacting Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter as well; his recent misstatements of own policies such as that on Star Wars recalled. [November 6, REAGAN - didn't intend to give USSR veto over Star Wars.] ["For. Affairs" editor William HYLAND - notes summits are game shows.] [Michael DEAVER - thinks President is confident.] [McFARLANE - agrees.] Reagan's first debate with Walter Mondale recalled.
REPORTER: Bill Plante
- Plante, Bill;
- Rather, Dan
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