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US-USSR Relations / Reagan Interview #92947

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 30, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) President Reagan's interview with USSR journalists in preparation for next month's summit examined. [Press spokesperson Larry SPEAKES - considers interview historic opportunity.] Tass, "Pravda", Novosti and "Izvestia" said representative [Tass representative Alexander SHALNEV - explains focus of interview.] Last USSR print interview with United States President recalled having been between John F. Kennedy in 1961 and "Izvestia" editor and Nikita Khrushchev's son-in-law Aleksei Adzhubei. [SPEAKES - cites lack of guarantee that interview will be published in full.] [Courtesy BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) interview, voice of REAGAN - explains his goals for interview.] Reagan's desire to break into Soviet media since Mikhail Gorbachev's "Time" magazine interview noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter

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