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V.E. Day Anniversary #544026

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 08, 1985
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(Studio) Speeches of President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev marking anniversary of V.E. Day noted underscoring current US-USSR tensions.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Lisbon, Portugal) Reagan's address to European Parliament, interrupted by leftist mbrs., featured; films shown. [REAGAN - attacks USSR role in Central America; jokes about walkout during speech and his own Congress; fumbles for speech.] Teleprompter noted malfunctioning. President's criticism of USSR 's alleged first strike missile development and perception of WW II outlined. [REAGAN - doesn't seek nuclear superiority.] Normalcy of heckling during European Parliament sessions cited. [REAGAN - comments on experience.]
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(Studio) Anti-US rhetoric in Gorbachev's speech quoted; films shown. Crowd's response to his reference to Joseph Stalin described.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Wallace, Chris

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