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Reagan / German Itinerary Controversy #542917

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 12, 1985
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REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Santa Barbara, California) Controversy over President Reagan's decision to visit German military cemetery during upcoming European trip while refusing to do same at Allied military cemetery and rejection of invitation to visit Dachau examined. [American Legion spokesperson James HUBBARD, Jewish war vets. spokesperson Harris B. STONE - consider President's honoring of Third Reich as denigrating to American victims.] Deputy press secretary Larry Speakes' effort to rationalize decision described. [March 21, REAGAN - doesn't want to offend Germans by honoring their victims at Dachau.] Chancellor Kohl's invitation for Reagan to visit cemetery said accepted by Michael Deaver; details given. Chief of Staff Don. Regan and President mentioned both approving plan.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

Brokaw, Tom;
Wallace, Chris

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