This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Today's events at summit in Moscow, USSR , listed. Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Sam Donaldson) President Reagan's call for religion liberty and human rights in USSR featured; scenes shown from restored Danilov Monastery. [REAGAN -discusses religion freedom.] Reagan's meeting with Soviet dissidents, include Jewish "refuseniks," reported; scenes shown. [Soviet Jew Yuri KASHAROVSKI - says he has been denied permission to emigrate for 17 years] [Sergei KOVALEV - (thru translator) discusses conds.] [REAGAN - responds.] [Vadim SHVARTSMAN, Roal'd ZELICHONOK - discuss possible reprisals for their mtg. with Reagan.] [REAGAN -comments about "disagreeable people."] Positive response from dissidents to their meeting with Reagan reiterated.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Appearance on Soviet television of American Indians protesting violation of their rights in United States reported; scenes shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : John McWethy) Discussion of arms agreements by President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev during today's summit talks reported; details given of talks between Secretary of State George Shultz and Soviet foreign ministry spokesperson Gennady Gerasimov about verification issues, scenes shown. [GERASIMOV - (thru translator) says most verification issues have been agreed upon.] Stmt. from Soviet Marshal Sergei Akhromeyev quoted. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) says task is to work out agreements on arms reduction.] Finalization of treaty to destroy intermediate-range missiles noted; scenes shown of first missile being destroyed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Stmt. by Mikhail Gorbachev quoted. Report introduced.
(Peredelkino, USSR : David Ensor) Nancy Reagan's meeting with Russian children and people featured; details given, scenes shown from writer Boris Pasternak's house Mikhail Gorbachev's decision to publisher Pasternak's "Dr. Zhivago" in Russian recalled. [REAGAN - talks about opening of house to public.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Stmt. from Raisa Gorbachev that she believes in realism and not astrology, as does Nancy Reagan, quoted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Human rights issues noted. Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Bill Greenwood) Divided Soviet family of Lithuanian Pyatras Pakenas featured; details given. [PAKENAS - (thru translator) says he could not be in United States for grandson's birthday.] [In Boca Raton, Florida, Pakenas' wife GALINA - says family has been separated for eight years] Backing of Congress, Secretary of State George Shultz and President Reagan for family's appeal noted. Agreement by Soviet officials that Pakenas can now leave country reported [PAKENAS - (thru translator) praises president's intervention.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Nancy Reagan's visit to Danilov Monastery mentioned. Current status of religion freedom in USSR featured; scenes shown of Soviet churches. History of Russian churches before and after 1917 revolution reviewed. Scenes shown of presence of patriarch of Russian Orthodox Church at meeting of President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. Prospects of more religion freedom here for both Christians and Jews examined; scenes shown from churches and synagogues.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Composition of USSR into 15 republics noted. Report introduced.
(Riga, Latvia: Walter Rodgers) USSR 's Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, on edge of Scandinavia, featured; map, scenes shown. Historic and cultural link of Baltic peoples to central Europe noted; annexation of Baltic states by Joseph Stalin through World War II deal with Adolf Hitler recalled; historical scenes shown. Resentment of Russians in Estonia detailed. [TEENAGERS - (thru translator) oppose Russians.] Rel. of Gorbachev's "glasnost" policy and speaking out by Baltic nationalists examined. [MEN - (thru translator) say President Reagan should tell Gorbachev to give Lithuania its freedom.] "Russification" of Baltic states detailed; scenes shown of bilingual street signs and of Roman Catholic and Lutheran church services. Pvt. schools in Estonia noted teaching children about own culture. [WOMAN - comments on minority status.] Segregation in Estonian public schools noted. [ESTONIAN - says it would be awful to marry a Russian.] Problems of Baltic peoples trying to maintain ethnic identities in larger Soviet culture reiterated.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Former Moscow Communist party boss Boris Yeltsin reported telling BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) that Yegor Ligachev, conservative critic of Mikhail Gorbachev's policies, should be replaced.
(NYC: Barry Serafin) Ntnwide. ceremonies honoring war dead on Memorial Day reported Report introduced.
(DC: Steve Shepard) Ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery and DC Vietnam war memorial featured; scenes shown. President cands. Vice President George Bush, Governor Michael Dukakis and Jesse Jackson shown participating in Memorial Day services.
(Studio: Barry Serafin) Serious spill during horse race at Belmont Park in New York reported; scenes shown.
(Studio: Barry Serafin) Explosion of car bomb in Christian sector of Beirut, Lebanon, reported; scenes shown.
(Studio: Barry Serafin) Anti-US student demonstrations in Seoul, South Korea, reported; scenes shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Review of today's summit sessions given. [Harriman Institution of Soviet Studies at Columbia Univ. director Robert LEGVOLD - says President Reagan is first West leader to dramatize issue of human rights in USSR ; talks about Mikhail Gorbachev's statesmanship.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Scenes shown of Nancy Reagan exiting from limousine door on the side opposite from where Soviet women stood to present her flowers while the press covered the exchange.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement of tomorrow's coverage of summit reported