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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Moscow, USSR ) Konstantin Chernenko's funeral and Vice President George Bush's meeting with Mikhail Gorbachev featured; films shown. Possible meaning of Viktor Grishin's eulogy following Gorbachev's considered. [BUSH - describes meeting with Gorbachev; is optimistic over prospect of improved relations.]
REPORTER: Mark Phillips
(Studio) Gorbachev's priorities for USSR outlined.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) USSR 's imminent deployment of world's first mobile ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) system examined; details outlined on screen, discussed. Implications for both Pentagon's war plans and Geneva arms talks considered. [Arms control specialist John STEINBRUNER - explains difficulty posed by such system.] Status of United States version, midgetman missile, and current controversy over MX missile project reviewed; current level of Soviet SS-20 missiles mentioned.
REPORTER: David Martin
- Martin, David;
- Phillips, Mark;
- Rather, Dan
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