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France / Gorbachev Visit #98711

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 30, 1985
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(Studio) Significance of Mikhail Gorbachev's visit to France explained.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Moscow, USSR ) Gorbachev's public relations sophistication and goals for French summit with President Francois Mitterrand examined; scenes shown. [British journalist Mark FRANKEAND - believes Gorbachev is first Soviet leader to understand and exploit television as political tool.] Implications for US-USSR relations considered. Importance of Raisa Gorbachev in husband's success discussed. [British journalist Martin WALKER - feels the Gorbachevs are USSR 's Kennedys.]
REPORTER: Walter Rodgers

Jennings, Peter;
Rodgers, Walter

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