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Reagan / West German Trip Controversy #95749

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 28, 1985
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(Studio) West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, in "Time" magazine, reported claiming controversy over President Reagan's visit to German military cemetery is taking its toll on him; details given.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) [Chief of staff Don. REGAN - claims Reagan is personally hurt by criticism of Bitburg cemetery stop.] "New York Times" discovery that several of the SS buried in Bitburg were participants in World War II massacre of Oradour- sur-Glane, France; details of that slaying recalled. Reagan's commitment to honoring German military dead at Bitburg noted. [REAGAN - declines comment on issue.] [Last night, REAGAN - attacks media.] Probable lasting effect of controversy on upcoming economy summit considered.
REPORTER: Sheilah Kast

Donaldson, Sam;
Kast, Sheilah

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