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NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 22, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Berlin: Martin Fletcher) Closing of "Checkpoint Charlie" in West Berlin featured; scenes shown of building being lifted away. [Secretary of State James BAKER - says we meet to dismantle it and bury the conflict that created it.] Historical scenes from October 1961 and from film "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold". Sale of East German soldiers' uniforms noted to be a symbolic sign of the times as the threat of Communism wanes. Opening of meeting to discuss the role of a united Germany in a new Europe reported. [SOLDIER - says "Checkpoint Charlie" is history.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Week-long series on one Germany previewed.

Brokaw, Tom;
Fletcher, Martin

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