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E. Germany / Berlin Wall / Reaction #119933

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.

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter

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