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USSR -US Relations / Reagan's Jokes #553811

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 21, 1987
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(DC: Andrea Mitchell) President Reagan's penchant for telling jokes about USSR reported [REAGAN - tells jokes.] Role of emigre comedian Yakov Smirnoff in Reagan's joke inventory cited. [REAGAN - tells jokes about Russian automobile, hammer thrower.] [Representative Morris UDALL - praises Reagan's political humor.] [REAGAN - tells KGB and communism jokes.] Reagan said telling jokes to Mikhail Gorbachev at last summit. [Carnegie Endowment Dimitri SIMES - says jokes annoy Sovs.]

Chung, Connie;
Mitchell, Andrea

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