This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Reagan reported meeting with refuseniks and dissidents. Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Chris Wallace) Reagan and General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev's dispute over human rights featured. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) calls matter misunderstanding.] [REAGAN - says he has to meet with disagreeable people also.] Reagan noted merely attempting to lighten mood. President and Nancy Reagan reported visiting 13th century Danilov Monastery; details given. [REAGAN - urges religion tolerance.] Reagans shown meeting with dissidents and refuseniks. [Persecuted PRIEST - (thru translator) comments on mistreatment.] [Refusenik JEW - comments on attempts to emigrate.] [REAGAN - urges group to continue struggle.] USSR officials' response to Reagan mtg. outlined. [USSR SPOKESPERSON - (thru translator) ridicules Reagan's guests.] State dinner in Kremlin's Hall of Facets featured. Reagan noted giving Gorbachev copy of "Friendly Persuasion." White House aides quoted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Sandy Gilmour) Refusenik Yuri Kasharovski featured. Kasharovski quoted with regard to emigration attempts and repercussions within USSR society for trying to leave. Kasharovski noted arrested prior to President Richard Nixon's visit in 1974. Kasharovski shown with family watching Reagans' arrival in USSR . [KASHAROVSKI - says only had three mins. to express feelings.] [KASHAROVSKI - reads statement to President Reagan.] [Voice of KASHAROVSKI - comments on Reagan shaking his hand.] Scenes shown from Reagan's meeting with refuseniks.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Treaty banning long-range nuclear missiles reported not possible for this summit; details given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Memorial Day reported focusing attention upon parallels between USSR 's war in Afghanistan and US' Vietnam war. USSR troops shown withdrawing from Afghanistan; details given. Both wars noted long and frustrating for super powers. [USSR spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - says Afghan war was bleeding wound.] USSR 's official death toll from war given. Afghanistan struggle noted diminishing role of military in USSR . [USSR expert Arnold HORELICK - comments on impact of war upon Mikhail Gorbachev's approach to war.] Treatment of USSR 's returning soldiers compared to that in US. [MEN - (thru translators) comment on value of war.] "Glasnost" noted allowing open criticism of Afghan war. Party conservatives' fears discussed. [Columbia Univ. spokesperson Severyn BIALAR - says Russians don't like adventures in Afghanistan.] Gorbachev noted attempting to focus attention upon economy reform rather than war. [USSR defense analyst Roald SAGDEEV - compares Afghan war to Vietnam war.] Those killed in war noted common bond between United States and USSR . Scenes shown from Vietnam War Memorial and Tomb of Unknown Soldiers in Arlington National Cemetery in DC; details given of observances.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Car bomb reported exploding in E. Beirut, Lebanon; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Demonstrations in Seoul, South Korea, reported continuing against government and US; details given, scenes shown. South Korean Hyundai auto plant workers reported continue to hold company chairperson and execs. hostage; workers' demand noted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interview with Ex-Moscow Communist party chairperson Boris Yeltsin featured. [In interview with BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) reporter Peter Snow, YELTSIN - (thru translator) criticizes Central Committee secretary Yegor Ligachev because he is obstructing reform; comments on necessity of economy reform.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Boris Yeltsin noted stressing that he did not criticize Raisa Gorbachev. Report introduced.
(Studio: John Chancellor) Impt. of USSR 's successful economy reform discussed. Dangers of USSR failure to upgrade quality of life listed. United States support of Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms noted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Nancy Reagan reported touring school where children are taught English. Boris Pasternak, author of "Dr. Zhivago", mentioned. [BOY - sends regards to American children.] [REAGAN - says United States children send regards also.] Children shown singing to Reagan.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Leningrad, USSR : Jim Bittermann) Leningrad's Hermitage Museum featured; details given, scenes shown. Catherine the Great's winter palace noted now one of world's most impressive museums. Museum reported full of works by art's masters; details given, scenes shown. [Museum SPOKESPERSON - (thru translator) says will acquire as many works as possible.] Museum noted forced to sell part of holdings during 1920's. Adolf Hitler's siege of Leningrad recalled; details of museum staff's efforts to save collection given. Palace noted work of art in itself; scenes shown. V.I. Lenin reported preventing palace's destruction by extremists.