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Vienna Summit #504726

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 17, 1979
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[Bypassed introduction]

(Studio) Leonid Brezhnev's warning with regard to attempt to amend Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II treaty reported.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Vienna, Austria) (Temporary loss of audio.) Brezhnev's statement reported seen as message to United States Senator; Brezhnev quoted. 2nd round of mtgs., at USSR embassy, and Brezhnev's obvious attempts to dispel rumors of his ill health detailed; films shown Brezhnev's later stumble on steps, assistance from Carter shown, detailed. American official quoted re: importance of Brezhnev to US-USSR relationship [Cyrus VANCE - comments on Carter-Brezhnev rel.] Mtg. between Defense Secretary Harold Brown and Joint Chiefs of Staff General David Jones and their Soviet counterparts said 1st such mtg. since World War II; films shown Carter and Brezhnev reported discussing issues involved in Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) III.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) Senator Henry Jackson, appearing on "Issues and Answers", quoted re: amendments and renegotiation of treaty. [JACKSON - says he's told Carter he was going to be in trouble in Senate over treaty.] Brezhnev's health and questions with regard to his successor noted.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Vienna, Austria) Possible health problems suffered by Brezhnev outlined; films shown. Possible successors Andrei Kirilenko, Grigory Romanov, Vladimir Shcherbitsky, Yuri Andropov and Konstantin Chernenko profiled; photos, films shown.
REPORTER: John Dancy

(Studio) President and Mrs. Carter's church attendance and Mass sung by Vienna Boys Choir reported.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Vienna, Austria) Background on church given. [VIENNA BOYS CHOIR - sings.] [CARTER - says service was beautiful.]
REPORTER: George Lewis

(Studio) Special reports on Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II tonight, "Today's" coverage of treaty signing, and Carter's address to Congress Monday night announced.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

Dancy, John;
Lewis, George;
Savitch, Jessica;
Woodruff, Judy

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