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Reagan / West Germany Trip Controversy #543260

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 28, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Palmer

(DC) [Courtesy CBS "Face the Nation", chief of staff Don REGAN - defs. President Reagan's planned trip to West Germany military cemetery; describes President's response to Jewish community's criticism of trip.] White House effort to down- play Bitburg cemetery visit and promote President's stop at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp discussed. [REGAN - hopes for simplicity.] President's continued preparation for trip and criticism of media at banquet hosted by press noted. [REAGAN - attacks media's coverage of him.]
REPORTER: Emery King

(Studio) Reaction to Bitburg controversy by Stuttgart Mayor Manfred Rommel, son of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, and Bavarian leader Franz Josef Strauss reported.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Margraten, The Netherlands) Proposal that Reagan visit military cemetery here explained, discussed; films shown. [Synagogue spokesperson Pedro WAGNER - wants Reagan to admit error and cancel Bitburg trip with Chancellor Helmut Kohl.] [Courtesy CBS, "Face the Nation". German deputy foreign minister Alois MERTES - defends planned visit.] [United States veteran John MAHONEY - can't forgive those who killed innocent people.]
REPORTER: Stephen Frazier

Frazier, Stephen;
King, Emery;
Palmer, John

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