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Inside Sunday (USSR Openness: Permanent Change, Dollar Dipl., Buy The Book) #321458

CBS Evening News for Sunday, May 29, 1988
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Americans' response to Soviet openness reported; scenes shown. [At airport, WOMAN - talks about coexistence.] Hopes for permanent change in US-USSR relations said tied to Mikhail Gorbachev and his willingness to meet with President Reagan; scenes shown from Moscow summit; scenes shown of President Dwight Eisenhower meeting with Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev and President Richard Nixon meeting with Leonid Brezhnev. [Soviet expert Marshall SHULMAN - says both ntns. are over-militarized.] [Brookings Institution Ed HEWETT - says Gorbachev has realized reforms can't work if military is over-financed.] Historical film and photos shown from World War II and Cold War; Soviet invasion of Afghanistan mentioned. [Ex-Secretary of State Henry KISSINGER - says US must equate US-USSR relations with relationship of existing leaders] [Ex-UN ambassador Jeane KIRKPATRICK - discusses Khrushchev.] [HEWETT - discusses US-USSR relations if Gorbachev leaves scene.] [SHULMAN - says it is still a competitive rel.] Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Tom Fenton) Problems in US-USSR trade featured; details given of inefficiency of Soviet bureaucracy, scenes shown. [Businessman Lou SMITH - explains how American philosophy of trade contrasts with USSR 's.] Problem of ruble's lack of worth outside communist bloc detailed. [Ice cream salesman Ben COHEN - explains plan to trade for wooden dolls in a barter system.] United States export bans on high technology equipment noted.

(Studio: Susan Spencer) Report introduced.

(DC: Eric Engberg) Novel ways developed by American churches to reach out to Christians in USSR featured; scenes shown from church in Apple Valley, California. [Open Doors spokesperson Dan WOODING - says USSR does not want our Bibles.] Efforts to free Christians imprisoned by Soviet authorities reported [Freed Christian dissident Valeri BARINTOV - discusses "glasnost" and Bibles.] American Bible Society reported receiving permission to send Bibles into USSR . [American Bible Society spokesperson Reverend John ERICKSON - says there are not enough Bibles to go around.] Plan by Open Doors group to smuggle Bibles into USSR explained. [WOODING - comments.]

(Studio: Susan Spencer) Russian Orthodox Church reported marking 1000th anniversary. Reagan's planned visit to Danilov Monastery noted.

Reporter(s):
Engberg, Eric;
Fenton, Tom;
Spencer, Susan
Duration:
00:07:50

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