NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 27, 1982
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(Studio) Previously secret documents said now showing Dwight Eisenhower admin. willing to engage in nuclear war to preserve allied rts. in divided Berlin.
REPORTER: John Hart
(DC) File tape shown of Nikita Khrushchev touching off Berlin crisis in November 1958. Photo of Eisenhower shown. Documents said now revealing Eisenhower willing to risk nuclear war rather than bow to USSR threats. Role of General Nathan Twining noted. Christian Herter quoted. Exchange between Mike Mansfield and Herter with regard to nuclear bombing quoted. Defusing of crisis in September 1959 at Eisenhower-Khrushchev summit recalled. Building of Berlin Wall noted. Scenes shown.
REPORTER: Lisa Myers