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Reagan / West Germany Trip #303970

CBS Evening News for Sunday, May 05, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Diane Sawyer

(Bitburg, West Germany) President Reagan's controversial visit to Bitburg military cemetery, preceded by stop at grave site of Konrad Adenauer, and Bergen-Belsen concentration camp featured; films shown. Controversy over Bitburg recalled stemming from Reagan's decision to pay tribute to German war dead, include SS buried there while initially refusing stop at concentration camp. [DEMONSTRATOR - tells Reagan not to go to Bitburg after Bergen-Belsen.] [REAGAN - comments on Holocaust's horror.] Retired General Matthew Ridgeway and retired German air force general said joining Reagan at Bitburg after Holocaust survivors refused to do so. [Chancellor Helmut KOHL - (thru translator) acknowledges difficulty of Bitburg visit for both him and Reagan.] [REAGAN - paraphrases John F. Kennedy.]
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Diane Sawyer

(Bitburg, West Germany) Demonstrations across West Germany protesting Reagan's Bitburg visit examined; films shown. Protest at Bergen-Belsen detailed. [DEMONSTRATORS - comment on police barricade; Reagan.]
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(NYC) Protests across United States attacking Reagan's Bitburg visit featured; films shown. [Elie WIESEL - praises demonstrators.] [Bergen-Belsen survivor Hadassah ROSENSAFT - had hoped Reagan would avoid Bitburg; recalls camp experience; thinks Reagan's Bitburg visit is due to his ignorance; can't forget or forgive.]
REPORTER: Harold Dow

Dow, Harold;
Plante, Bill;
Sawyer, Diane;
Tunnell, Doug

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