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West Germany / Politics #74800

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 01, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) Replacement of West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt by Helmut Kohl reported; Schmidt's rise to power recalled.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Bonn, West Germany) Bundestag's debate on Schmidt's ouster examined; his denouncement of coalition leader Hans-Dietrich Genscher noted. Final tally reported President Karl Carstens noted officially removing Schmidt from office; Willy Brandt's fall recalled. Kohl's usurpation of Schmidt government discussed.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

(Studio) Kohl's political background examined; films shown. Possible implications of Kohl's election for West German-US relations considered; impact of Die Grunen (The Greens) political party on Kohl's government discussed. Role of German economy in Schmidt's downfall examined; details outlined on screen. West German co. scheduled to ship turbines to USSR for use in construction of Soviet pipeline noted now subject to United States sanctions as are other ntns. defying President Reagan's embargo on such parts.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Koppel, Ted;
Walker, Hal

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