CBS reporter Lesley Stahl repeatedly tried to question both President Reagan and Gorbachev as they sat together and posed for photographs at the start of their meeting in a room of the Soviet Mission compound. Reagan shuffled papers, grinned, and said, "No reporting until the meeting is over."
When Reagan and Gorbachev met with their top aides around a table in the Soviet Mission, an interesting book was lying on the Soviet side. It was the book just published in English in the United States of the speeches and writings of the Soviet leader, "A Time for Peace."
There may have been good feelings between first ladies Raisa Gorbachev and Nancy Reagan when they met at teas and dinners and at a Red Cross ceremony during the two-day summit. But the upbeat mood did not prevent Mrs. Reagan's hairdresser, Julius Bengtsson of Los Angeles, also known as Mr. Julius, from finding fault with Mrs. Gorbachev's hairstyle.