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US-USSR Relations / Summit / USSR Poll #321397

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 26, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather, Charles Kuralt) USSR reforms and impact upon Muscovites featured. CBS News-"New York Times "poll results given with regard to USSR public opinion. Women reported accepting Mikhail Gorbachev's policies better than men. Moscow summit previewed. Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Barry Petersen) Gorbachev reported needing respite in arms race; details given, scenes shown. Econ. reform noted occurring slowly. [PEOPLE - (thru translators) criticize prods.] Perestroika detailed. [Ex-Secretary of State William ROGERS - says Russians wary of supporting Gorbachev too much because he might not remain in power.] Summit success noted consolidating Gorbachev's power prior to upcoming Communist party conference Gorbachev noted needing President Reagan's cooperation more than Reagan needing his.

Petersen, Barry

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