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Decision 1984 / Debate, USSR #534057

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Oct 20, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(Moscow, USSR ) USSR President Konstantin Chernenko's effort to influence United States foreign policy by playing to American electorate during election campaigns. examined; films shown. [Soviet OFFICIAL - (thru translator) thinks United States would seek fair negotiations if serious about arms control.] Chernenko's recent interview on US-USSR relations recalled.
REPORTER: Steve Mallory

(Studio) Emporia, Kansas, profiled as representative of debate audience; late William Allen White's role in town and support of backing allies against Hitler recalled. [Voice of WHITE - considers situation dangerous.] ["Emporia Gazette" editor Ray CALL - notes importance of international affairs.] [Voters Francis DOTSON, Lee ROWE, Rev. Wardell CHAMBERS - are concerned with nuclear war threat.] [CALL - feels issue has been Reagan's weakness.] [Gary WATTS, Joe ROTH, ROWE, DOTSON - support different cands.] Debate coverage announced.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

Chung, Connie;
Mallory, Steve

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