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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Bill Plante) President Reagan's effort to regain public relations advantage on Nicaragua and US-USSR arms control with tomorrow's speech on US-Soviet relations featured; details given, scenes shown. United States negotiators in Geneva mentioned dropping previous demands for on-site verification. [State Department spokesperson Phyllis OAKLEY - claims double zero option is basis of new United States position.] [Consultant Jonathan SANDERS - believes negotiations are becoming more realistic on United States port.] President's Thursday meeting here with Contra leaders in effort to balance his support for regional peace plan while remaining supportive of Contras noted. [In radio address broadcast to Nicaragua, voice of REAGAN - encourages Contras, claims United States commitment to their cause; remarks transcribed on screen.] ABC News-"New York Times "poll indicating decrease public support for Contras outlined on screen, discussed.
- Plante, Bill;
- Rather, Dan
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