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US-USSR Relations / Malta Summit / Proposals #325173

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Dec 02, 1989
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Malta: Dan Rather) Delaying of summit talks off Malta between President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev due to stormy weather following their first discussions featured; scenes shown of American and Soviet ships in the harbor and of the leaders' meeting Scenes shown of president's launch being tossed about in the sea.

(Malta: Lesley Stahl) Structure of Bush's proposals to Gorbachev examined; scenes shown from their meeting on ship Maxim Gorky; details given of Bush's specific proposals on arms control, US-USSR trade, Central American, idea of holding 2004 Olympics in Berlin.

(Malta: Barry Petersen) Response from USSR to Gorbachev's agenda at talks reported [Princeton Univ.'s Stephen COHEN - comments on Gorbachev and E. Europe.] [Soviet television commentator Vladimir POSNER - describes the mood at summit.] [COHEN - says there are complex problems to be faced.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer; Malta: Dan Rather) Nature of storm at Malta, especially logistics of moving Bush from ship to ship, and impact of events in E. Europe on summit agenda, discussed.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Results of CBS\"New York Times" poll on American public opinion towards USSR outlined on screen.

Schieffer, Bob;
Petersen, Barry;
Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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