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E. Germany / Open Borders / Berlin Wall #119931

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 09, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(W. Berlin: Don Kladstrup) Decision by East Germany to open up borders so that people are free to go featured; scenes shown of Berlin Wall. [Politburo member Guenter SCHABOWSKI - (thru translator) says E. Germans are free to cross all border checkpoints.] Signs of political change reviewed; E. German leader Egon Krenz noted favoring free elecs. [New Forum member Michael GOEBEL - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Loewenburg, West Germany: Mike Lee) Report given from along the border between E. &W. Germany; scenes shown from Loewenburg, West Germany.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Brit Hume) Response of President Bush to developments in East Germany featured; details given of his restrained reaction. [BUSH - responds to question about end of the "Iron Curtain"; compares his phraseology about new Europe to that of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Reactions of West Germany to dvts. detailed; Chancellor Helmut Kohl mentioned. Reports that young E. Germans climbing Berlin Wall are being hosed, not shot, tonight noted.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Kladstrup, Don;
Lee, Mike

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