ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 09, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Sampling of newspaper headlines in Great Britain in response to developments in East Germany and its Berlin Wall shown and quoted. Report introduced.
(W. Berlin: Barrie Dunsmore) Reaction of USSR to opening of E. German border featured. [Soviet foreign ministry spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - says E. Germans are moving toward perestroika.] Analysis given of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's recent visit to East Germany and its impact on political change there; scenes shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings; West Berlin: Barrie Dunsmore) East Germany reported opening up gates in hopes that people will no longer leave. Issue of Soviet's concern about Germany, its enemy in World War II, noted.
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