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Reel Number: 221252-05
Year / Date: 1987
Location: west berlin
TC Begins: 15:14:31
TC Ends: 15:19:50
Trip To West Germany - Trip To West Germany, Greeted by Chancellor Kohl at Reichstag Red carpet on Reichstag steps priior to Reagan arrival. MCU looking up at columns & carved stone work w/ carving: “Dem Deutschen Volke”. Car & Chancellor & wife arriving & walking w/ others up to doorway. Mayor Eberhard Diepgen visible. 15:15:21 German soldiers standing on pavement in front , German flag flying above building. Man waiting & walking down stairs. 15:16:18 Police car, motorcycle escort & limousine arriving. Secret Service around, open doors & President & Nancy Reagan out w/ West German President Richard von Weizsaecker & wife, greeted; shaking hands. Led to the Kohls, shake hands at bottom of red carpet. Much handshaking & talking. Someone calls out: “Mr. President, what do you think about the demonstrations here?” Question repeated, w/ “anti-American demonstrations” included as they turn near top of stairs to pose. Reagan says “The only demonstration I’ve seen has been one of most cordiality & hospitality for which I’m grateful.” 1987 State Visit; Diplomacy; Cold War; NOTE: Use sound from CH 2 only as CH 1 has low-level noise. NOTE: Credit must be given to Reagan Presidential Library.
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