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USSR / Chernenko Interview 1984 Vote #87302

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 17, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Moscow, USSR ) "Washington Post" reporter Dusko Doder's interview with President Konstantin Chernenko noted unprecedented; photos shown. Chernenko's comments on relations with US, arms control proposals outlined on screen, discussed Doder's description of Chernenko detailed. Interview's implications for United States in light of upcoming Reagan-Mondale debate considered.
REPORTER: Walter Rodgers

(DC) Reagan administration's reaction to Chernenko interview examined. [Vice President George BUSH - considers Soviet president's tone of rhetoric important.] [Deputy press secretary Larry SPEAKES - disagrees with USSR proposal for resumption of arms control negotiations.] United States position on space weapons, nuclear freeze cited; White House said convinced interview was designed to place pressure on Reagan during election campaign
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Reaction of spokesperson for Mondale-Ferraro campaign quoted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Rodgers, Walter

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