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USSR / Chernenko Funeral, Gorbachev #94765

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 12, 1985
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(Studio) Message to Mikhail Gorbachev carried by Vice President George Bush, in Moscow for Konstantin Chernenko's funeral, mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Moscow, USSR ) [BUSH - describes Reagan's message.] Funeral prelude featured; presence of General Wojciech Jaruzelski, Chancellor Helmut Kohl mentioned, shown. Public interest here in Gorbachev described. [PEOPLE - hope Gorbachev brings peace, better life.] Gorbachev's past stance on detente with West recalled.
REPORTER: Walter Rodgers

(DC) Press secretary Larry Speakes' praise of Gorbachev's statement outlined on screen. [Courtesy "Good Morning America", BUSH - hopes for improved US-USSR relations] [REAGAN - welcomes early summit with new Soviet leader] Speakes' comment on possible summit discussed.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Funeral coverage tomorrow announced.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Rodgers, Walter

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