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US-USSR Relations / Arms Control Talks #92467

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 05, 1985
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(Studio) Secretary of State George Shultz's departure from Andrews Air Force Base for Geneva, Switzerland, for arms control talks with USSR foreign minister Andrei Gromyko reported Film shown. Reagan administration `s attitude with regard to talks noted.
REPORTER: Kathleen Sullivan

(Geneva, Switzerland) Destruction of planet noted to be capability of war between United States and USSR ; films shown. Info. about upcoming talks between Shultz and Gromyko noted. [Harvard University Prof. Richard PIPES - comments.] Efforts to arrange this series of talks recalled; films shown. [INTERPRETER - translates comments of negotiator.] Soviet withdrawal from talks in 1983 due to United States deployment of Pershing and cruise missiles in west Europe cited. Soviet boycott of 1984 Olympics and additional military presence off United States coast and in eastern Europe mentioned; photos and film shown. Mtg. between Gromyko and President Reagan recalled. [Johns Hopkins University Prof. Dimitri SIMES - comments.] Animation of Star Wars defense program shown; its place in arms talks outlined. [Former United States arms negotiator Paul WARNKE - comments.]
REPORTER: John McWethy

(Studio) Soviet president Constantin Chernenko's statements with regard to President Reagan and Star Wars proposal noted. Anchor intros. live report from correspondent by asking about Belgians' feeling with regard to deployment of missiles there.
REPORTER: Kathleen Sullivan

(Brussels, Belgium) Attitude of people in Belgium, Britain and Holland re: missiles' presence in those cntrys. examined.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Comments with regard to talks by American industrialist Armand Hammer quoted.
REPORTER: Kathleen Sullivan

(Brussels, Belgium) Reporter responds to comments; discusses expectations of Europeans with regard to talks and describes Europeans' attitude with regard to Reagan admin. and its relations with USSR .
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Sullivan, Kathleen

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