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Vance / USSR Trip #492826

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 25, 1977
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(Studio) Secretary of State Vance to leave tonight for Moscow, USSR , for talks re: disarmament. Anchor asks Washington, DC reporter what's expected from trip and if human rights argument will affect meeting
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Officials say reception uncertain and they expect to have heated discussions, but hope understanding will come by end of trip.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Anchor asks with regard to number of missiles involved.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Reporter notes limits on missiles in Vladivostok agreement between Ford and Brezhnev; Carter wants reduction of these numbers
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Anchor asks about USSR attitude to cruise missile and implications of continued development of it by US.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Cruise missile is incentive Carter administration is using to get agreement to accept cuts; isn't known if Sovs. will go along.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Republican leaders of Congress express backing for Vance trip and 57 Senators send President letter of support for human rights stand; letter doesn't mention USSR .
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Valeriani, Richard

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