ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 08, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(E. Berlin: Don Kladstrup) Replacement of old Politburo members by E. German leader Egon Krenz in East Germany featured; scenes shown. [KRENZ - (thru translator) makes speech to people.] [Politburo's Guenter SCHABOWSKI - (thru translator) says we need every citizen.] Impact of exodus of refugees on the nation explained; details given of resulting crises, such as that in medical profession, in East Germany due to leaving of refugees. [Horst KREBINOW - (thru translator) says things can't get worse.] [Two E. GERMANS - (thru translator) comment on political situation.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Sources close to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev noted saying only free elecs. will make a difference in East Germany.