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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 23, 1981
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(Studio) French President Francois Mitterrand reported include Communists in central government cabinet; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Paris, France) Communist party leader Georges Marchais' negotiations with Mitterrand, resulting in the appointed of Communist Charles Fiterman, discussed, films shown. Communists' role in French government following WWII recalled due to Charles De Gaulle's gratitude for their help in French resistance. Issues discussed during negotiations listed.
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

(Studio) Implications of French political dvts. for Reagan administration considered; criticism of administration for not immediately extending friendship offer to new Socialist government of France reported coming from economist Arthur Burns during his confirmation hearing as ambassador to West Germany. Details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Kladstrup, Don;
Rather, Dan

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