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Washington, DC / Mitterrand Visit / French Domestic Politics #89127

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 21, 1984
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(Studio) French President Francois Mitterrand reported beginning state visit to United States today; his scheduled mtgs. with President Reagan and Congress tomorrow noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Paris, France) Econ. problems contributing to social unrest in France listed; films shown. Mitterrand's declining support examined. [MITTERRAND - (thru translator) will link economy reforms with soc. reforms.] Impact of modernization of French auto industry considered; cntry.'s other economy problems and government's response resulting in erosion of Mitterrand's power base detailed. [Opposition Senator Jean FRANCOIS-PONCET - feels voters reject socialism as ineffective.] Mitterrand's means of dealing with domestic and international problems described. [Journalist Olivier TODD - believes Mitterrand is solely responsible for keeping France out of pacifist and neutralist movement]
REPORTER: Pierre Salinger

Jennings, Peter;
Salinger, Pierre

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