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Armaments: SDI/Star Wars #322637

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 10, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Studio: Mike Wallace) Edward Teller's role in SDI/Star Wars project discussed. [On March 23, 1983, President REAGAN - announces SDI/Star Wars plans.] SDI/Star Wars detailed; scenes shown. Teller's memo's to Reagan quoted with regard to progress of program. [TELLER - says SDI/Star Wars' x-ray laser could shoot down entire USSR land-based missile force.] [Lawrence Livermore former weapons director Roy WOODRUFF - says Teller is wrong.] Teller's letters to arms negotiator Paul Nitze and NSC advisor Robert McFarlane quoted on screen. [Representative George BROWN - comments on situation.] Woodruff noted attempting to prevent overselling of SDI/Star Wars program. [REAGAN - praises Teller and SDI/Star Wars.] [Energy Secretary John South HERRINGTON - comments on Teller.] [TELLER - comments on Woodruff.] [WOODRUFF - says SDI/Star Wars doesn't exist; it's only a concept.]

Reporter(s):
Rather, Dan;
Wallace, Mike
Duration:
00:05:20

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