Press: Red-Letter Days for NBC

Moscow reports suit the Soviets, the White House and viewers

When NBC began planning a major series of reports from the Soviet Union, eventually involving six hours of coverage, the network hoped the package would have political impact. Said the project's originator, NBC Vice President Gordon Manning: "We regard Soviet-American relations as the most important campaign issue." Last week the programs, collectively called The New Cold War, got off to an attention-getting start: during a live interview with Soviet military Chief of Staff Sergei Akhromeyev and Deputy Foreign Minister Georgi Korniyenko, Today Anchor Bryant Gumbel asked whether Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko would...

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