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Reagan / South Korea Visit #81616

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 13, 1983
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(Studio) President Reagan reported concluding his visit here today with trip to DMZ.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Camp Liberty Bell) Reagan's visit with DMZ (demilitarized zone) troops featured; films shown. [REAGAN - is proud of men; comments on North's propaganda city.] President's agenda outlined. [REAGAN - recommits United States to South Korea.] Pol. implications for North Korea of Reagan's presence here noted.
REPORTER: Mike Von Fremd

(Studio) Dissidents here noted placed under house arrest prior to Reagan's arrival; government of President Chun Doo Hwan mentioned denying such detentions. Diplomatic problem of South Korean government's lack of human rights for Reagan considered.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Seoul, South Korea) Oppression of students and dissidents in anticipation of Reagan's visit examined; house arrest of Presbyterian minister Dr. Moon Ik Hwan cited as example [MOON Ik Hwan - points out police guards to reporter; feels government fears the truth during Reagan's stay.] Extent of government oppression and dismissal of some here of its significance cited.
REPORTER: Mark Litke

(Studio) Secretary of State George Shultz noted accusing media of overreacting to human rights issue; details given.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Seoul, South Korea) Diplomatic parameters of Reagan's visit here examined; films shown. [Courtesy "This Week", SHULTZ - notes implications of President's tour of DMZ.] Intrinsic importance of Reagan's presence here in light of USSR downing of KAL flight and terrorist bombing of Korean officials in Burma considered. Accomplishments of President's visit both here and in Japan listed, discussed.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) White House satisfaction with public relations aspect of trip discussed.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Litke, Mark;
von Fremd, Mike

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