NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 19, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: John Dancy) [Representative Robert DORNAN - says doesn't want that Communist to enter Congress chambers.] Conservatives in House of Representatives reported angry over prospect of USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev addressing joint meeting of Congress during Washington, DC summit. [Representative Robert MICHEL - says would be terrible mistake to allow Gorbachev to address Congress forum.] Letter from Congsmen. to Reagan quoted on screen. [Representative Robert WALKER - says honor of addressing a joint session of Congress has been granted to only a few people in United States history.] Various persons named and shown who were given opportunity to address Congress [Senator Dale BUMPERS - says it's an honor and there is nothing wrong with Gorbachev addressing the Congress] White House officials reported asserting they never formally requested Gorbachev speak before Congress House leadership aide's comment quoted.
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