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ABC Evening News for Sunday, May 09, 1982
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(Studio) President Reagan reported unveiling latest strategic arms reduction proposals during commencement address at Eureka College, Illinois.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Eureka, Illinois) [REAGAN - outlines his arms reduction proposals.] President noted sending proposal, as well as request for summit with Leonid Brezhnev, to Moscow; details given.
REPORTER: Ann Compton

(DC) President's claim that his proposals for arms reduction will detour drastically from those of his predecessors noted. [REAGAN - notes his commitment.] Parameters of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) I and II compared to President Reagan's proposals; details outlined on screen. Failure of Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, under administration of Jimmy Carter, to arrive at reduction agreement recalled. [Ambassador Edward ROWNY - believes talks will be time-consuming.] Limits of President's proposal noted.
REPORTER: Rick Inderfurth

(Studio) Senators Henry Jackson, Sam Nunn and Edmund Muskie, applauding President's proposals, said continuing to push for ratification of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II treaty. Soviet defense minister Dmitri Ustinov's response quoted; Brezhnev said accepting invitation to visit West hemisphere, specifically Nicaragua.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Compton, Ann;
Donaldson, Sam;
Inderfurth, Rick

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