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(Moscow, USSR ) President Nixon, Secretary Brezhnev and their aides open formal negotiations in the Catherine Mall, built by Czars. President Podgorny, President Nixon exchange cordialities. Brezhnev is self-assured host.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Moscow, USSR ) lst signatures set up system of cooperation in envtl. protection; a 2nd set establish exchanges in mental health. Agreements for limitation of offensive and defensive strategic weapons will be signed. Brezhnev spills champagne on Secretary of State Rogers, calls accident good omen.
REPORTER: Bill Gill
(Moscow, USSR ) Russia, United States both concerned about ecology.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Moscow, USSR ) Crash industrialization has had priority in USSR ; now efforts being made to clean up environmental Air, water pollution evident, but auto emissions not a large factor yet. United States and Russia committed to cleaning up.
REPORTER: Irv Chapman
(Studio) E. European countries in Soviet bloc endorse summit. North Vietnam charges Nixon visit intended to undermine Soviet support of Hanoi. P.R. China newspapers carry no account of summit.
(Studio) Mrs. Nixon sightseeing in Moscow.
(Moscow, USSR ) Pat Nixon attends Soviet elementary school. She hears students sing; visits English language laboratory Rides on Moscow subway, escorted by Mrs. Brezhnev, surrounded by reporters and Soviet security men. Mrs. Gromyko rebukes press interference. Kremlin wives entertain Mrs. Nixon at tea.
REPORTER: George Watson
(Studio) Pentagon broadens ground rules on targets for United States bombs in North Vietnam. Industrial as well as military sites to be hit.
(Studio) Heavy fighting reported in Hue, Pleiku, An Loc, South Vietnam.
(Hue, South Vietnam) On Monday, North Vietnam launch pre-dawn attack on approach to Hue. Air strikes break up attacking force. South Vietnam Marines knock out 8 tanks, using TOW missiles. Tanks had lead assault to coastal plain, known as "street without joy". Nearby village hit by artillery attack, 2/3 destroyed by fire. Villagers leave for Hue.
REPORTER: Jim Bennett
(Studio) North Vietnam chief delegate to Paris Peace Talks, Le Duc Tho, says United States mines being cleared from North Vietnam waters. Commander United States 7th Fleet off Vietnam, Vice Admiral William Mack, replies to North Vietnam statements.
(Tonkin Gulf) [MACK - says no ships have entered or left North Vietnam ports since they were mined.]
REPORTER: Roger Peterson
(Studio) Angela Davis' defense seeks to prove she could not have been involved in Marin County Court House shootings in 1970.
(San Jose, California) Defense attys. say Miss Davis learned of shooting from telephone call, television program, and newspaper; reacted with grief and shock. Acquaintance says Miss Davis spent night of shoot out with her; heard news at her home and was so upset she was given tranquilizer. Valerie Mitchell, who shared apt. with Miss Davis, says defendant returned to apt. to find guns missing. Assistant Attorney General Albert Harris identified shoot-out guns as those from apt. Carl Blice, editor of Communist newspaper, "People's World", says Miss Davis spent most of week prior to shoot-out at his newspaper office. Several witnesses testify to Miss Davis' presence, conflicting with testimony of prosecution witnesses.
REPORTER: Bill Wordham Artist: Bill Lignante
(Studio) Democrat National Chairperson Lawrence O'Brien visits Alabama Governor George Wallace. Wallace plans to attend Democratic Convention in Miami Beach, Florida.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Studio) Arthur Bremer, accused of shooting Governor Wallace, indicted by Federal and state grand juries in Baltimore, Maryland.
(Studio) Democrat President primaries in OR, Rhode Island held today. Senator George McGovern favored to win both. Night coverage announced.
(Studio) President Commission scolds industry and government, calls for wider testing of air bags for safety before they're installed in all cars as required.
(DC) Allstate Insurance company test film, with human subjects in autos, show air bags don't go off accidentally even if exposed to force. Front-end crash needed to trigger mechanism. Bags said effective in essential circumstances.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman
(A) As Mrs. Nixon visits Moscow P.S. 42, NYC's P.S. 42 visited.
(NYC) 3rd graders, practicing Irish jig for dance festival, bear little resemblance to Russian counterparts. 60% are Chinese. English language also foreign to these children. Dress, discipline at Moscow P.S. 42, New York P.S. 42 contrasted.
REPORTER: David Snell
(Studio) Chinese language scholar sends commentator seal with name translated into Chinese, surmounted by statue of pig, representative year of birth. Pictorial Chinese language considered; awkward translations acknowledged.