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Carter / Cuban Speech #501586

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 02, 1979
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(Studio) Major pts. in President Carter's speech on USSR troops in Cuba outlined.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Results of NBC survey on effect of Carter's speech on uncommitted Senators with regard to Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II given; Senators Dennis DeConcini, Lloyd Bentsen, David Durenberger, John Glenn said not changing positions. Senators Bob Packwood, Edward Zorinsky, J. Bennett Johnston, John Danforth reported still uncommitted. [Senator Sam NUNN - comments with regard to Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II.] [Senator Howard BAKER - comments.] Change in Senate Frank Church's position with regard to presenting treaty to Senator noted. [CHURCH - discusses ratification; notes criteria.] Carter noted hoping speech would improve prospects for Senator ratification of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson

(DC) Decision for Marine landing exercise at United States base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, examined; films shown. Criticism of plan quoted. Location of new headquarters at Key West mentioned. [Rear Admiral Mark HILL (ret.), Vice Admiral Gerald MILLER (ret.) - criticize plan.] Other alternatives recommended outlined.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan

Chancellor, John;
Rowan, Ford;
Simpson, Carole

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