NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 15, 1984
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(Studio) President Reagan noted apparently softening stance on issue of summit with USSR President Konstantin Chernenko in last night's news conference
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) State Department said declining comment on Secretary of State George Shultz's meeting this week with Soviet ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin; United States thought proposing partial ban on anti-satellite weapons soon. Reagan's past position on summit and implications of his rhetoric last night considered. [Senator Howard BAKER - praises President's new position.] [Representative Thomas O'NEILL - thinks Reagan's past rhetoric about USSR has made summit difficult.] [Defense Secretary under Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, James SCHLESINGER - thinks USSR won't take President's remarks seriously due to elec. year pols.; explains.] [Jimmy Carter's arms NEGOTIATOR - doesn't believe Reagan's performance last night advanced summit issue any.]
REPORTER: Chris Wallace
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