CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 23, 1984
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(Studio) E. German ambassador Gerhardt Herder noted only communist nation ambassador to accept invitation to Republican convention here; his meeting with West German representatives shown.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(German Border) East Germany's loosening of border regulations designed to ease hostility with West Germans examined; political implications for allies of both ntns. considered. "Pravda's" criticism cited as example [Columbia Univ. spokesperson Fritz STERN - explains basis of USSR concerns over East Germany's independence.] Role of domestic pols. on Chancellor Helmut Kohl's and E. German counterparts considered; econs. involved noted. E. German leader Erich Honecker noted scheduled to visit West Germany soon.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell
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