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E. Germany / Open Borders / Refugees #566226

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 09, 1989
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(W. Berlin: Tom Brokaw) E. German officials reported opening borders with W.; details given; scenes shown of Germans crossing border. Berlin Wall noted now obsolete. [During interview with E. German official Guenter SCHABOWSKI - comments on new open border policy and changes in East Germany.] New E. German leader Egon Krenz quoted on democrat elecs.; West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl mentioned. Report introduced.

(Bonn, West Germany: Jim Bittermann) Reaction in West Germany reported; West German parliament members shown singing national anthem. [Soc. Democratic party spokesperson Hans-Joachim VOGEL - comments on situation in East Germany.] [W. German MEN - comment.] Refugee problem for West Germany noted.

Bittermann, Jim;
Brokaw, Tom

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