NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 22, 1988
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) President Reagan's trip to USSR for Moscow summit said to be first president visit to USSR in 14 years Report introduced.
(DC: Andrea Mitchell) Nature of US-USSR diplomacy reviewed; scenes shown of Soviet leaders Nikita Khrushchev, Leonid Brezhnev and Mikhail Gorbachev. [Ex-Secretary of State Henry KISSINGER - discusses Reagan's need for unsentimental approach to Sovs.] Reagan's stmts. about Gorbachev recalled. [REAGAN - comments.] [KISSINGER - says Sovs. won't be swayed by personality of transitory US pres.] [White House chief of staff Howard BAKER - says Reagan will be realistic.] Experts feelings about Gorbachev's evaluations of Reagan explained; details given of near-disaster for United States at Reykjavik summit. [BAKER - explains incident at Washington, DC summit in which Reagan asked Gorbachev to autograph baseball and thus gained control of summit proceedings.] Governor Michael Dukakis' and Vice President George Bush's positions on idea that United States and USSR leaders should meet annually reported