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US-USSR Relations / Summit / Raisa Gorbachev #314190

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 09, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Studio: Lesley Stahl) Publicized cold war between Raisa Gorbachev and Nancy Reagan mentioned. Scenes shown of Nancy Reagan greeting Raisa Gorbachev; details given of Nancy attempting to prevent Raisa from addressing press. Nancy Reagan shown later trying unsuccessfully to end Raisa's question and answer session. [Nancy REAGAN - dismisses questions about Raisa being rival as silly.] Raisa Gorbachev recalled preaching to Nancy Reagan about Marxism at Geneva, Switzerland, summit; scenes shown. [Former White House dep. press secretary Larry SPEAKES - Nancy was miffed by Raisa's lecturing.] Raisa's media attention at Iceland summit reviewed; details given, scenes shown. Raisa noted criticized in USSR for fashions and personality. [Prof. sov. pols. Gail LAPIDUS - some don't want Raisa on political stage.] Former Soviet first ladies discussed; scenes shown. [Pol. satirist Mark RUSSELL - says Raisa is first USSR leader's wife to weigh less than he.] Both Nancy Reagan and Raisa Gorbachev noted as criticized for influencing husbands. Raisa reported called "Czarina." ["Los Angeles Times" Moscow correspondent William EATON - quotes Russian woman.] [Russian comedian Yakov SMIRNOFF - tells joke.] Raisa's wardrobe noted; scenes shown. [Moscow, USSR STUDENT - women envy Raisa.] USSR television coverage of Raisa at summit mentioned. White House officials quoted regarding meeting between Raisa Gorbachev and Nancy Reagan.

Reporter(s):
Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley
Duration:
00:03:00

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