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France / Louvre #89271

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 04, 1984
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(Studio) Controversy over President Francois Mitterrand's approval of plan to renovate the Louvre noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Paris, France) Opposition here to renovation plans examined; Louvre's historical background recalled. Films shown. [Architect I.M. PEI - defends design.] Focus of criticism, include claims that plan will turn Louvre into "annex of Disneyland," outlined. [Journalist Andre FERMINGER - (thru translator) explains opposition to proposal.] French reputation for opposition to change in general thought illustrated by reactions to Pompidou Museum, Eiffel Tower; details given.
REPORTER: Greg Dobbs

Dobbs, Greg;
Donaldson, Sam

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