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US-USSR Relations / Gorbachev Visit #319656

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 07, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev reported addressing UN General Assembly. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) says Soviet forces in Europe will be reduced.] Nikita Khrushchev's address at United Nations in 1960 recalled; historic scenes shown. Gorbachev shown meeting with President Reagan and Vice President George Bush. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) denies that Kremlin is resisting his troop reduction proposal.] [REAGAN - jokes.] Reports introd.

(NYC: Barry Petersen) Raisa and Mikhail Gorbachev shown arriving at UN. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) announces troop reductions.] Proposed Soviet mil. cuts outlined on screen. Soviet chief of staff Sergei Akhromeyev reported retiring. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) calls for US-USSR summit next yr.] Gorbachev quoted with regard to cease-fire in Afghanistan and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat; Secretary of State George Shultz mentioned. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) comments on Jewish emigration.]

(NYC: Bill Plante) Reagan, Bush and Gorbachev shown on Governor's Island [REAGAN - comments on US-USSR relations] [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) comments on military cuts.] [BUSH, REAGAN - comment on Gorbachev's decision.] [SHULTZ - praises improving US-USSR relations] White House strategy for meeting discussed.

Petersen, Barry;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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