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Carter News Conference #492491

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 08, 1977
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(Studio) In 1st news conf., President Carter talks about US-USSR military power and nuclear arms.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Carter comments noted. [CARTER - talks with regard to US-USSR mll. power and suggestions to USSR with regard to ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) tests and SS-20 missile installations.] Reporter says comments mean Carter is telling USSR he wants deal but must 1st see moves to instill confidence.
REPORTER: Marilyn Berger

(Studio) Anchor asks about leaving backfire bomber and cruise missile out of strategic arms talks.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Carter says in news conference Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) agreement might be possible without these, but Russians have previously rejected move and now no one knows.
REPORTER: Marilyn Berger

(Studio) Anchor asks if Carter comments today mean he's ready to make extra effort to make arms agreement.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Carter suggests United States show restraint by adopting some of proposals of Paul Warnke, Carter choice to be head arms negotiator.
REPORTER: Marilyn Berger

(Studio) Anchor asks about human rights remarks.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Carter has said he'll speak out on human rights when he feels it necessary; USSR might still link it to arms talks.
REPORTER: Marilyn Berger

(Studio) Anchor asks for reactions with regard to press conference
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Notes tone of press conference and Carter's remark with regard to USSR expulsion of AP reporter from Moscow. Says it wasn't like Kennedy press confs.
REPORTER: Marilyn Berger

(Studio) Carter's remarks with regard to Warnke and economy package noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Berger, Marilyn;
Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John

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