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Carter / Cuban Address #56519

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 01, 1979
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(Studio) President Carter reported addressing nation tonight with regard to his course of action concerning USSR troops in Cuba.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(DC) White House mtgs. in preparation for tonight's address noted include briefings by Secretary of State Cyrus Vance for Senators Robert Byrd, Howard Baker. [BAKER - comments.] Points Carter is expected to consider in speech outlined.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) 1962 Cuban missile crisis recalled.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(DC) 1962 crisis reexamined; include in report are President John F. Kennedy, Nikita Khrushchev, Fidel Castro, Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II. [KENNEDY - announces discovery of missiles.] Films, photos shown. Roles played by Senator Richard Stone and Frank Church in current situation outlined; portions of letter from him to president quoted on screen; events in past few weeks recalled. USSR -Cuban collaboration in Africa and Caribbean said more significant to number of experts than is present issue. Soviet nuclear weapons handling depot reported allegedly built recently at port of Cienfuegos; details given re: alleged computer monitoring system of Russians in Cuba.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore Artist: Freda Reiter

(Studio) Coverage for Carter's speech tonight announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Donaldson, Sam;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Robinson, Max

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