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France / Politics #295010

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Dec 02, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Annecy, France) Growing popularity of right-wing National Front party leader Jean-Marie Le Pen examined; films shown. [Le PEN - (thru translator) explains his preferences regarding nationalities.] His attacks on France's increase immigrant population noted. [Le PEN - (thru translator) doesn't want to see European continent submerged, both for France's sake as well as that of Third World; explains.] Violence accompanying his campaign discussed. [Pol. Michel PINTON - fears consequences of Le Pen followers' attitude toward fors. in France.] Le Pen's suit against puppeteer Stefan Collero for portraying him as vampire with Nazi overtones mentioned; outcome reported His praise of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan and critics' claim he's racist and fascist cited.
REPORTER: David Andelman

Andelman, David;
Dean, Morton

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