CBS Evening News for Saturday, Dec 05, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(DC: Terence Smith) Upcoming US-USSR summit between President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev reported Protesters shown outside White House and Soviet embassy. Opposition by conservatives to medium-range missile treaty to be signed at summit reported [In radio address, REAGAN - says treaty good bargain.] Conservative spokesperson Howard Phillips' reference to Reagan as "useful idiot" for Soviet propaganda recalled. [In Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Vice President George BUSH - refers to Phillips' remark.] Issue of long-range missiles noted. [Assistant Secretary of State Allen HOLMES - hopes for further work on long-range missile treaty during summit.] Issue of Senator ratification of either treaty noted. [Senator Robert BYRD - says ratification hard if USSR still in Afghanistan.] Procedures for actual summit mtgs. discussed.
(DC: Bob Schieffer, Smith) Details of Oval Ofc. talks reiterated.
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