× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Reagan / West Germany Trip Controversy #543260

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 28, 1985
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(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

Reporter(s):
Frazier, Stephen;
King, Emery;
Palmer, John
Duration:
00:04:00

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.