ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 11, 1999
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(Skopje, Macedonia: Peter Jennings) The role of the United States in saving Europe after World War II featured; historical film shown to illustrate the conditions that necessitated The Marshall Plan for economic recovery. [Historian David McCULLOUGH - says the Marshall Plan will be consider a major accomplishment because it saved western Europe.] [Historian David HALBERSTAM - describes the condition of Europe after the war.] [Ernest MICHEL - recalls the total destruction in Germany.] [Eva KRUTEIN, author John UPDIKE - recall the starvation and the fear that Communism would take over.] [In late 1940s, Secretary of State George C. MARSHALL - says only the United States has the economic power.]
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