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East Germany / Elections / Black Pump / Leipzig #573854

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 18, 1990
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(Studio: Mary Alice Williams) Report introduced.

(East Berlin: Garrick Utley) Today's free elections and implications for reunification of Germany featured; scenes shown from Christian Democrats' (CDU) headquarters; party leader Lothar de Maiziere quoted. [Two East GERMANS - comment on elections.] television statement from West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl reported.

(Black Pump, East Germany: Mike Boettcher) Voting in small town of Black Pump, East Germany, examined; scenes shown from this industrial town that will likely have its polluting plants closed by a reunited Germany. [Resident Christa PISHEL - (thru translator) talks about the town's air pollution.] [Two VOTERS - comment on election and reunification.]

(East Berlin: Garrick Utley) Election that ends Communist rule and mandates reunification reviewed. [New Forum Jens REICH - comments.]

(East Berlin: Arthur Kent) Election day in Leipzig, East Germany, where first prayer meetings for freedom were held 10 years ago, featured; church and voting scenes shown. [Election officer Werner CONRAD - comments.] Last autumn's demonstrations here shown. People's concern over rush to unification noted. [WOMAN - comments.] [In park, four GERMANS (thru translator) - debate Communism and what to do next.]

(East Berlin: Garrick Utley, Arthur Kent) Further discussion held of reactions of people in Leipzig to what the political future holds for Germans.

(Studio: Mary Alice Williams) Response of President Bush to results of elections in East Germany quoted.

Boettcher, Mike;
Kent, Arthur;
Utley, Garrick;
Williams, Mary Alice

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