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NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 06, 1969
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(Studio) East Germany celebrates 20th anniversary Tuesday Head of State, Walter Ulbricht tells West Germany it's not only legal German state. Communist leader Leonid Brezhnev says anyone trying to come between East Germany and USSR to be destroyed by entire Socialist community.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(East Berlin, East Germany) Representatives from 100 countries there for occasion. Airport scene shown. Brezhnev calls for all-European Conference for good relations with West
REPORTER: Chet Huntley Narrates

(Studio) East German government solidly entrenched and economy sound.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(East Berlin, East Germany) 1 of reasons for strength is "The Wall," built in 1961 to stop East Germans from fleeing. People turn to work to forget troubles. Steel and petrol producing are major industries. Consumer goods prevalent. A lot of money spent on education. 10% goes to college; 4% in West Germany. Housing and old people are biggest problems. Ulbricht unveils second tallest television tower and restaurant in Europe.
REPORTER: Sy Pearlman

Reporter(s):
Huntley, Chet;
Pearlman, Sy
Duration:
00:03:40

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