NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 10, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Chris Wallace) Scenes shown of Gorbachevs and Reagans walking onto White House lawn for final words. Summit accomplishments discussed. [President REAGAN - praises INF treaty.] [USSR general secretary Mikhail GORBACHEV - (thru translator) says progress made but more work to do.] Summit progress on long-range arms discussed. SDI/Star Wars reported still problem between United States and USSR . [REAGAN - acknowledges differences.] USSR reported asserting would pull troops from Afghanistan in year Gorbachev shown meeting with Vice President George Bush; details given of Gorbachev's answer to Afghanistan questions. Scenes shown of USSR Marshal Sergei Akhromeyev meeting with Pentagon officials. [AKHROMEYEV - (thru translator) says negotiations progressing with difficulties.] Gorbachev reported not attending arranged meeting with Reagan; details given, scenes shown. SDI/Star Wars reported continuing irreconcilable difference. [REAGAN - greets Gorbachev and jokes; thought he'd gone home.] Scenes shown of Gorbachev and Reagan strolling White House lawn. Secretary of State George Shultz shown negotiating in Cabinet Room shortly before departure ceremony. INF treaty reported highlight of summit. Gorbachev noted laying groundwork with future leaders [Former national security adviser Brent SCOWCROFT - says summit was Gorbachev's.] Gorbachev's tactics discussed.
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