× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) / First Meeting #443361

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 17, 1969
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(Studio) Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) opens in Finland between United States and USSR . Note of American sincerity and hope read from President Nixon. Soviet Dep. For. Min. Vladimir Semyonov says Arms reduction would meet vital interests of world. 2 to meet in American Embassy Tuesday
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Helsinki, Finland) Small public ceremony held. Semyonov speaks Says USSR wants agreement that won't prejudice either side. [Chief United States negotiator Gerard SMITH - says United States to be guided by concept of keeping sufficient force for protection. Recognizes USSR has like defense responsibility. Prepared to talk of limitations of all systems.] Champagne for all. Semyonov; No. 3-man in For. Affairs. Smith is Director of Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. 2 sides meet for 1/2 hour Preliminary phase for 3 wks. Both sides serious.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Huntley, Chet

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.