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USSR / US-USSR Rel. / Summit #313306

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Oct 31, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Offer of resignation from post as Moscow party chief by Boris Yeltsin after criticizing USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev's reform program reported; scenes shown. Report introduced.

(DC: Wyatt Andrews) USSR government's low key approach to announcing plans for summit reported; details given, scenes shown. [RUSSIANS - comment in Russian.] [WOMAN - (thru translator) says there are too many nuclear weapons.] [Army OFR. - (thru translator) says army backs disarmament.] Publicity of SDI/Star Wars in USSR reported That militaristic nature of West cultivated in USSR noted.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) President Reagan noted in Phoenix, Arizona, for funeral of mother-in-law, Edith Davis. Report introduced.

(DC: Terence Smith) Plans for summit in December between Reagan and Gorbachev reported; details given, scenes shown. [Assistant Secretary of State Rozanne RIDGWAY - says there should be one-on-one mtgs. as in previous summits.] [Ex-National Sec. Adviser Zbigniew BRZEZINSKI - discusses problems of one-on-one negotiations.] Treaty on medium and shorter-range missiles detailed on screen. [USSR foreign minister Eduard SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) says anti-ballistic missile treaty is groundwork for later reductions of missiles.] Differences over anti-ballistic missile treaty and SDI/Star Wars noted possible obstacles to summits in Washington, DC and Moscow, in 1988.

Andrews, Wyatt;
Schieffer, Bob;
Smith, Terence

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