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Special Assignment (Berlin Wall) #104243

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 13, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Today noted 25th anniversary of Berlin Wall; data about structure listed on screen, discussed. Chancellor Helmut Kohl's comment on Wall quoted.

(Berlin: John Laurence) Observances of West and E. Berlin of Wall's anniversary noted; scenes shown. [MAN - cites psychological effect of barrier.] Kohl quoted. [In newsreel, voice of Joe KING - notes communism's fear of E. German exodus.] Wall's history reviewed. August 15, 1961 escape of Konrad Schumann, first to do so, shown; his perception of life in West now translated. [Mayor Eberhard DIEPGEN - notes Berliners have learned to live with Wall but haven't accepted it.] No. United States, British and French troops deployed here mentioned. [United States minister to West Berlin John KORNBLUM - cites symbolic importance of West Berlin to United States philosophy.]

Reporter(s):
Jarriel, Tom;
Laurence, John
Duration:
00:05:00

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