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Special Assignment (Anti-Nuclear Movement) #68548

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 20, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) [Dutch anti-nuke spokesperson Jan FABER - doesn't think nuclear weapons will be deployed in The Netherlands.] Opposition to deployment of United States nuclear weapons in Europe examined. [NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) secretary general Joseph LUNS - thinks USSR is exploiting anti-nuclear movement] President Leonid Brezhnev's recent remarks on issue recalled. Alleged involvement in anti-nuclear movement of USSR by Georgi Arbatov and Boris Pamanorov outlined; photos shown [German anti-nuke spokesperson Petra KELLY - denies USSR direction.] [Historian E.P. THOMPSON - thinks USSR tries to exploit situation.] Labour party noted debating issue of British role in NATO. [Labour party SPOKESPERSON - calls for withdrawal from NATO.] Role of church in situation considered. [FABER - opposes bloc system.] West Germany's position described; Chancellor Helmut Schmidt's political problems arising from issue noted. [Erhard EPPLER - comments.] [KELLY - equates Reagan with Brezhnev.] General status of anti-nuclear movement discussed.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank

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