NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 11, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(No location given: Garrick Utley) Scenes shown of United States and USSR troops as allies during World War II. [World War II soldier Bill ROBERTSON - describes comradeship between United States and USSR troops at Elba River meeting] Cold War discussed; details given, scenes shown. [Truman White House aide Clark CLIFFORD - discussesUSSR aggressive expansionism.] Atomic bomb noted. Anti-communism campaign discussed; details given, scenes shown. [ROBERTSON - feared war with USSR during 1950s.] [CLIFFORD - says era of anti-USSR hostilities is over and cold war ending.] Scenes shown of Richard Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev during Moscow, USSR , debates. [NIXON -tells Khrushchev United States and USSR are ahead of each other in different areas.] Scenes shown of Nixon and Leonid Brezhnev attempting to improve relations; details given. USSR secretary general Mikhail Gorbachev noted needing better relations between US-USSR to strengthen economy [CLIFFORD - now is time to foster improved relations] Bill Robertson and USSR friend Alexander Silvashko shown reuniting in DC; details given. [ROBERTSON - discusses meeting at Elba as symbolic of US-USSR relations] Summit's important discussed.
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