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US-USSR Relations / Summit / Congress #575506

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 01, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) President Bush and President Mikhail Gorbachev reported signing formal agreements on chemical weapons, arms cuts, atomic energy, cultural exchanges and environment; leaders reported making progress on START treaty; details given of trade agreement obstacles; scenes shown of pro-Lithuanian independence demonstration in Washington, DC. [BUSH - comments on START.] Gorbachev's meeting with Congressional leaders regarding trade examined. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) complains about China's most favored nation status despite Tiananmen Square massacre.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Bush quoted regarding Gorbachev's performance in US. Report introduced.

(No location given: Bob Abernethy) Gorbachev's arguments during meeting with Congressional leaders examined; details given; scenes shown. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) says we won't beg for trade agreement, speaks of economic turmoil back home and compares Lithuanian crisis with Panama invasion.] [Senator George MITCHELL - replies.] [Representative Richard GEPHARDT, Senator Robert DOLE - comment on Gorbachev's strength.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Gorbachev featured mixing with Americans on Washington street; scenes shown. [MAN - talks about shaking hands with Gorbachev.]

Abernethy, Bob;
Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John

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