ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 23, 1978
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(Studio) Description given of security adviser Brzezinski's trip to China (PR) and outcome of it, according to Brzezinski's statements to Japanese leaders in Tokyo.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) Background report on Brzezinski and his relations with President and rest of admin. as security adviser. His daily briefings of Carter on info. gathered by State and Defense Depts. and CIA, his acceptance by Hamilton Jordan and others close to Carter, attempts to avoid comparisons with Henry Kissinger and other details about his position reported Films shown. [BRZEZINSKI - greets President Says Kissinger is teaching him Chinese.] Differences between Brzezinski and Secretary of State Vance on United States policy toward USSR , Brzezinski's monthly lunches with USSR ambassador Dobrynin and his favoring of policy pressuring Sovs. with US-China (PR) relations outlined. [BRZEZINSKI - states position on United States policy toward detente with USSR .] His position on Africa policy noted. [BRZEZINSKI - feels in part responsible for President's image in foreign policy.] European allies' description of Carter's performance in neutron bomb controversy and about dollar values given. Attitude toward Brzezinski and his position on Israel by American Jews and Israelis described. [BRZEZINSKI - says he will be judged by whether Mideast has moved towards peace and stability.]
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin
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