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Special (The Carter Trip) #493884

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 04, 1977
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(Studio) President's trip to Europe will include mtgs. on economy, with Europe, Japan and Canada leaders, on Berlin, on NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and 1 with Syria President Hafez al-Assad in Switzerland. Anchor asks White House reporter with regard to economy conference REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Reporter describes importance of economy conference between weak economy ntns., like Britain and Italy, and strong 1's, like US, Japan and Germany; need for stimulation of respective econs. cited.
REPORTER: Marilyn Berger

(Studio) Ldrs. will thus enforce each other and make hard decisions needed.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Decisions together will make it easier for them to make unpopular 1's at home.
REPORTER: Marilyn Berger

(Studio) After economy conf., President to meet with NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) leaders There, Germans have complaint with regard to American action on common NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) project, battle tank. Anchor asks for details from pentagon reporter
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Reporter gives background of tank production dispute.
REPORTER: Charles Quinn

(Studio) Anchor asks for details of long-range plan Carter will submit to NATO.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Plan is 5-8 year effort, focusing on standardization and modernization of weapons.
REPORTER: Charles Quinn

(Studio) Syria's Assad is 1 of few Mid. East leaders not to visit with Carter in DC; they'll meet Monday in Switzerland. Anchor asks State Department reporter what meeting may produce.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Mtg. isn't for decisions, but to let leaders get to know 1 another and talk with regard to issues like Palestinian problem, Israeli borders, etc. Reporter notes president schedule of visits.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) David Brinkley now en route to London to cover summit mtgs.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Berger, Marilyn;
Chancellor, John;
Quinn, Charles;
Valeriani, Richard

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