NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 30, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev reported agreeing to meet soon in Iceland following deal for release of Nicholas Daniloff and Gennady Zakharov; accused spies' respective arrival in United States and departure for Moscow shown. Release of dissident Yuri Orlov and compromise on United States expulsion order of Soviet United Nations delegates said part of prisoner swap; details given, scenes shown.
(DC: Chris Wallace) [REAGAN - announces Iceland summit; denies meeting is summit.] Bobby Fischer recalled beating Soviet player for world chess championship in 1972 in Reykjavik; scenes shown. Reagan's goal for summit outlined on screen. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - is optimistic over meeting] Differences in arms control negotiations remaining between United States and USSR noted. [Representative Thomas O'NEILL - praises summit plans.] [Senator Malcolm WALLOP - criticizes Iceland meeting] [Harvard spokesperson Richard PIPES - believes summit will work out remaining obstacles to arms control agreement.] President's ostensible condition for summit mentioned.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Steve Hurst) Gorbachev's political gains from Daniloff- Zakharov deal &Iceland summit examined; details given, scenes shown. [TV ANNOUNCER - (thru translator) reports Reagan's acceptance of Gorbachev's suggestion for meeting] [For. minister Eduard SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) calls for long-term agreements.] Shevardnadze's dismissal of deal for Daniloff-Zakharov releases outlined. [SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) denies win-lose aspect of deal; hopes for arms control agreement.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Iceland's average temperature noted. Upcoming item announced.