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Reel Number: 220612-06
Year / Date: 1987
Location: Washington, DC
TC Begins: 10:22:48
TC Ends: 10:26:34
Gorbachev & Reagan Press Conference At White House 10;19:36 08Dec87? LS White House. Honour guard on balcony blow trumpets. Nancy and President Ronald Reagan introduced and exit White House to Hail to the Chief. Nancy wearing fur coat. Military band playing. Arrival of limo carrying President Mikhail and Mrs Raisa Gorbachev - exchange greetings. Two Presidents standing together on dais as national anthems played. 10:22:47 08Dec87? Two Presidents seated in White House questioned by press. “Have you brought a surprise for President Reagan in terms of the arms negotiations?” Gorbachev speaks through interpreter. 10:24:02 8-10Dec87? Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan seated side by side in White House signing INF treaty. Two Presidents exchange pens, stand and exchange document ledgers, shake hands - applause. 10:25:21 Evening reception for Gorbachevs - limo draws up outside White House - Mikhail & Raisa Gorbachev greeted by President Ronald Reagan & Nancy. Two Presidents and wives in formal dress pose for photographs - reporters shout questions - “Mr President are these old enemies becoming new friends?”. Party move inside. 1980s American Government; Presidency; Daily Life; Treaties; Cold War Thaw; USSR;
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