Rose is concerned about nuclear war, so she writes letters to both Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev and US President Ronald Reagan expressing her fears. Thinking it to be a heartfelt letter from a little girl, a Soviet emissary is so touched by the letter that he arranges a press conference to have "little Rose" read it publicly. Written by
Did You Know?
This was inspired by the story of Samantha Smith
, a little girl from Maine who, in 1983, wrote a letter to then-Soviet Premier Yuri Andropov about her concerns over nuclear war. She was invited to the USSR to speak to the Premier. Smith later starred in a series called Lime Street
(1985), which stopped production because of her death in a plane crash. Ironically, the show aired on ABC directly opposite "The Golden Girls." See more
When Dorothy looks through the pictures, they suddenly reappear in Rose's hands, then Dorothy is holding them again. See more
Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak
[to Blanche, after finding out Gorbachev wants to meet with Rose
Kemosabe, I think we're in heap big trouble.
The Mission (NBC News Theme
by John Williams See more