NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 15, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(NYC: Marvin Kalb) Apparent change in arms control tactic of President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev after collapse of Iceland summit examined; details given, scenes shown. Gorbachev's statement to visiting Argentine President Raul Alfonsin quoted as example Politburo's support for continued talks with United States noted. [Press spokesperson Larry SPEAKES - praises Gorbachev's address on summit.] Secretary State George Shultz said announcing Gorbachev's support for his next meeting with Eduard Shevardnadze. [US negotiator Max KAMPELMAN - is optimistic over resumed Geneva arms talks.] SDI/Star Wars said remaining problem area. [Soviet spokesperson Georgi ARBATOV - considers program a lie.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) NBC News-"Wall Street Journal" poll on Iceland summit outlined on screen, discussed.
(DC: Chris Wallace) Reagan's effort to use Iceland summit to campaign for Republican cands. featured; details given, scenes shown. [REAGAN - accuses SDI/Star Wars opponents as partisan pols. supporting USSR goals.] [Cand. Linda CHAVEZ - endorses President's foreign policy.] Opponent Barbara Mikulski mentioned voting against SDI/Star Wars. [Representative Tony COELHO - believes economy is real campaign issue.] [Pol. consultant Ed ROLLINS - comments.] Representative Thomas O'Neill quoted.