CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 18, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Arms control agreement reached in principle between United States and USSR explained, illustrated on map. E. German incident in which Soviet troops shot an American soldier mentioned.
(DC: Bill Plante) [President REAGAN - announces agreement, preparations for summit with Mikhail Gorbachev.] Issues remaining unresolved listed. [Chief of staff Howard BAKER - claims summit will be in United States.] Details of agreement outlined on screen, discussed. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - cites need for continued work on accord.] [Senators John GLENN, Carl LEVIN - react to news; mention Richard Nixon's China (Puerto Rico) trip.] Significance of agreement for Reagan considered. [March 1983, REAGAN - believes USSR is "focus of evil in modern world."] [Today, REAGAN - doesn't believe USSR is "lily white."]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Studio: Wyatt Andrews) Strategy behind Soviet agreement to accord discussed; foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze quoted. [SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) cites historical significance of talks.] Status of negotiations on chemical weapons, nuclear testing, space weapons listed. [SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) praises outcome of mtgs. with Shultz.] Nicholas Daniloff mentioned.
(Studio: Dan Rather) USSR underground nuclear test reported
(DC: David Martin) Potential impact on Europe of United States-USSR arms control agreement examined; details given, scenes shown. [Nuclear weapons specialist Stan MORRIS -explains technical aspect of retiring nuclear warheads.] Expected United States strategy to update its nuclear capability in Europe detailed. [United States Forces in Europe commander General John GALVIN - wants weapons range comparable to Warsaw Pact's.] Possibility that current arms control agreement will result in incrd. nuclear warheads in Europe noted.