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The TV news armada in Moscow raises questions of overkill

Was all the world's news last week taking place within taxi-hailing distance of Red Square? One might have thought so from the TV networks' saturation coverage of the Moscow summit. The main event, of course, was the face-to-face meeting between President Reagan and Soviet Leader Gorbachev. The most fascinating sideshow: Raisa and Nancy playing a catty game of one-upmanship. But there was more -- much more. Religion in the Soviet Union was suddenly a hot topic for TV reporters, as were Soviet rock music and the effect of glasnost on the Soviet press. There were tours of the Moscow subway, a...

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