This program is 28 minutes long
(W. Berlin: Tom Brokaw) East Germany recalled opening its borders to West; details given, scenes shown from Berlin Wall. E. German and USSR officials noted insisting that entire Wall will not come down. Former West Berlin mayor Willy Brandt quoted. West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl quoted with regard to German reunification. [E. German leader Egon KRENZ - promises more reforms.] [W. Berlin Mayor Walter MOMPER - welcomes E. Germans to West Berlin.] Report introduced.
(E. Berlin: Mike Boettcher) E. Germans visiting West Berlin featured; details given, scenes shown. [PEOPLE - comment.]
(W. Berlin: Tom Brokaw) Map shown indicating border crossings along E. German border. Report introduced.
(W. Berlin: Jim Bittermann) No. of E. Germans crossing to West Germany est.; details given, scenes shown. [Bavarian MAN - says he hopes E. Germans choose to remain in their own cntry.] [E. German Horst AUGSBACH - says the changes are too late in coming.]
(W. Berlin: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Dallas, Texas: John Cochran) President Bush's response to events in East Germany examined; details given, scenes shown. [BUSH - comments.] [Brookings Institution spokesperson John STEINBRUNER - criticizes Bush's foreign policy.] [British Prime Min. Margaret THATCHER - discourages talk with regard to German reunification.] French President Francois Mitterrand quoted with regard to unification issue. Bush's conversation with West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl discussed.
(W. Berlin: Tom Brokaw) Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze quoted re: situation in East Germany. Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Bob Abernethy) USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev's response to reforms in East Germany discussed. [Soviet spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - says East Germany was wise to open borders.] Gorbachev's reforms noted initiating changes in E. Europe. NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and Warsaw Pact reported unnecessary in world that Gorbachev envisions. [Soviet economy Alexander BYKOV - comments on European economy future.]
(W. Berlin: Tom Brokaw) Changes in East Germany, Poland and Hungary noted; lack of reform in Czechoslovakia, Romania and Bulgaria mentioned. Report introduced.
(No location given: Peter Kent) Bulgarian leader Todor Zhivkov reported resigning; details given, scenes shown from Sofia, Bulgaria. Small environmental protests noted used as excuse to demand change and reform in Bulgaria. Romania's Nicolae Ceausescu reported last remaining hard-line Communist leader in E. bloc; Czech leader Milos Jakes mentioned.
(W. Berlin: Tom Brokaw) Peaceful behavior of Germans celebrating along Berlin Wall noted; scenes shown.
(W. Berlin: Tom Brokaw) Anecdotes related with regard to people surrounding Berlin Wall. Report introduced.
(W. Berlin: Martin Fletcher) E. Germans reported enjoying shopping opportunities in West Berlin; details given, scenes shown. [PEOPLE - (thru translator) comment on welcome money and shopping.]
(W. Berlin: Tom Brokaw) President Bush reported announcing new hsing. program for poor and homeless; details given.
(W. Berlin: Tom Brokaw) Navy reported confirming that one person died when jet crashed into apt. complex in Smyrna, Georgia; details recalled, scenes shown.
(W. Berlin: Tom Brokaw) Expectant parents recalled robbed and shot recently in Boston, Massachusetts; mother noted dying after delivery of baby; baby noted dying yesterday.
(W. Berlin: Tom Brokaw) E. Germans crossing border into West Berlin featured; details given, scenes shown. [PEOPLE - comment.]