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US-USSR Relations / Bdcsts. #317939

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 01, 1988
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Palm Springs, California: Bill Plante) President Reagan and USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev's television addresses to United States and USSR discussed; details given, scenes shown. [REAGAN - defends SDI/Star Wars and criticizes USSR occupation of Afghanistan.] [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) wants peace and is ready to continue strategic arms reduction talks.] [College STUDENTS - assert Gorbachev shouldn't try to compete with football games.] [Brookings Institution spokesperson Jerry HOUGH - says bdcsts.' symbolism is important] SDI/Star Wars question noted continuing to impede arms reduction progress.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Wyatt Andrews) USSR reaction to President Reagan's address discussed. Aloysha Nayman's family featured. [NAYMAN - (thru translator) says Reagan's address means much to USSR people.] [REAGAN - discusses pres. election and United States holiday travel.] [NAYMAN - (thru translator) comments on Reagan's subtle references to United States freedoms.] [REAGAN - refers to time of hope and peace.] Reagan's style reported impressing Naymans. [Ludmilla NAYMAN - (thru translator) comments on Reagan's personal style.] Naymans mentioned being apprehensive toward Mikhail Gorbachev's "perestroika." Reagan reported doing Gorbachev favor by appearing on USSR TV. [REAGAN - says Happy New Yr.]

Andrews, Wyatt;
Plante, Bill;
Schieffer, Bob

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