P.M. BRIEFING : U.S. Networks Plan Cuba Telecasts

<i> From Times wire services </i>

Three U.S. television networks plan to broadcast their main nightly news programs from Havana next week as part of their coverage of Mikhail S. Gorbachev’s Cuban visit.

ABC, CBS and NBC said they were sending their anchormen, Peter Jennings, Dan Rather and Tom Brokaw respectively, to Havana next Monday and Tuesday to report the Soviet leader’s visit to Cuba.

ABC said its plans were contingent on receiving permission to do the sort of reporting it feels the story deserves. “We need to do a piece on why Gorbachev is going, the dissatisfactions between him and Castro,” said ABC World News Tonight Executive Producer Paul Friedman.