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NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 29, 1985
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(Studio) Opponents' argument against President Reagan's Star Wars program recalled.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) President's defense of Star Wars, to military industry audience, featured. [REAGAN - claims Star Wars project is security based; quotes movie line; denies plan violates existing arms agreements.] USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev recalled claiming United States is using Geneva arms talks as screen for weapons build-up; reaction of press secretary Larry Speakes quoted on screen. Defense Caspar Weinberger recalled courting United States allies to join Star Wars initiative; Canadian Prime Min. Brian Mulroney's initial support thought tamed somewhat due to growing domestic opposition. Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's similar double-response recalled.
REPORTER: Andrea Mitchell

Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea

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