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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 24, 1981
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(Studio) Public reaction to President Francois Mitterrand's appointed of Communists to his cabinet reported West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt quoted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Paris, France) Vice President George Bush's mtgs. here with Mitterrand examined; films shown. [BUSH - expresses concern over Communist participation; praises mtgs. with French President] Ldrs.' apparent agreement re: discussion of issue of Communist participation in government cited. [Min. of civil service Anicet LE PORS - says Communists are Pro-France, not pro-Moscow.] Charles De Gaulle's relationship with Communists recalled; films shown. Pol. risk involved for Mitterrand discussed.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) State Department criticism of Communists in French cabinet quoted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Fenton, Tom;
Rather, Dan

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