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Vienna Summit #60086

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 15, 1979
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(Studio) 1st encounter between President Carter and Leonid Brezhnev reported taking place at Hofburg Palace; films shown.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Vienna, Austria) Details given of 1st meeting; films shown. Picture session of Austrian President Rudolph Kirschlager and Chancellor Bruno Kreisky reported Brezhnev and Carter noted using same chairs used by Nikita Khrushchev and John Kennedy in 1961. Press Secretary Jody Powell quoted re: 1st meeting of pair.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Brezhnev cited as main subject of curiosity due to health problems; films shown, details given. USSR stance towards defense said stemming from their World War II losses; details given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Vienna, Austria) Brezhnev's possible successors, foreign minister Andrei Gromyko, defense minister Dmitri Ustinov and Konstantin Chernenko, Profiled.
REPORTER: Charles Bierbauer

(Studio) Topics for Sunday's meeting stated.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Significance of tomorrow's mtgs. at United States embassy considered.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Vienna, Austria) Competitive relationship between United States and USSR and impact in political arena examined. Mentioned in report with regard to the Mideast, China (Puerto Rico), Soviet dissidents, Asia, Soviet-backed Cuban troops in Africa, and United States and USSR military presence in Europe.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) Special report "The Carter-Brezhnev Summit," announced for Sunday evening.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Bierbauer, Charles;
Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Koppel, Ted;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max

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