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German Unification #125378

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 02, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Formal unification of Germany reported; scenes shown from Berlin.

(Berlin: John Donvan) Ceremonies marking unification of Germany and true end of World War II featured; scenes shown from Berlin; speeches by West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl and East German leader Lothar de Maiziere noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Berlin: Jerry King) Realities of the economic and political takeover of East Germany by West Germany featured; scenes shown. [Economic consultant Horst PLANSCHNA, economic adviser to East Berlin Elmar PIEROTH, Deutsche bank director Dr. Bernd von ARNIM, financial analyst Dr. Martin McCAULEY - comment on domination of East Germany.] Cost of reviving East German economy cited.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further scenes shown of celebrations at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. 1989 scenes shown of East German trying to get into West German embassy in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

Donvan, John;
Jennings, Peter;
King, Jerry

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