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NBC Evening News for Friday, May 28, 1976
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(Studio) United States and USSR sign treaty with regard to peaceful nuclear explosions.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) President Ford signs for US. He stresses on-site inspections. [FORD - says 2 cntrys. can negotiate responsible and beneficial agreement despite difficulties. Pushing back shadow of nuclear war must be constant concern.] Ford received treaty 2 weeks ago but delayed signing until today. White House spokesperson deny signing postponed due to Ronald Reagan's detente criticism; say extra time needed to study treaty. Signing occurred in campaign lull. Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev signs treaty for USSR .
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Studio) Nuclear treaty terms include advance notice of any peaceful nuclear blast and interchange of information and on-site inspections of blast areas. US hasn't set off any peaceful nuclear blasts in 3 years USSR interested in using blasts for digging out canals, etc. Reagan says United States giving USSR too much.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Los Angeles, California) Reagan greets California campaign volunteers. He recs. award for being "W. Coast Father of the Yr."; award shared with 5, incling. singer Pat Boone. [REAGAN - hopes treaty is legitimate. Notes administration secrecy with regard to treaty.]
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin

Brokaw, Tom;
Chancellor, John;
Mackin, Catherine

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