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US-USSR Relations / Summit / Gorbachev #314158

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 07, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Studio: Wyatt Andrews) USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev and delegation reported arriving in DC; details given, scenes shown. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) wishes to assure Americans better relations are desired between USSR and US. Possible reduction of strategic arms will be center of discussion.] [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - greets Gorbachev and says talks are ready to begin.] Sec. measures detailed; scenes shown.

(Studio: Dan Rather, Wyatt Andrews) Gorbachev's possible summit surprise tactics discussed; details given.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Studio: Bill Plante) Americans' tone noted restrained. [President REAGAN - announces to joint chiefs of staff meeting time of Gorbachev's arrival and says will sign agreement only if good one presented.] [White House spokesperson Marlin FITZWATER - emphasizes difficult negotiations must be faced before progress can be made.] Reagan and Gorbachev's ages compared. [White House chief of staff Howard BAKER - says President Reagan has ability to stand toe to toe with Gorbachev.] [Nancy REAGAN - refers to Reagan's Geneva, Switzerland, negotiations.] [REAGAN - (when asked about discussions with Gorbachev) says the USSR leader can not be tougher than Errol Flynn.] USSR mentioned attempting to focus mostly on arms control issues.

Andrews, Wyatt;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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