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ABC Evening News for
Monday, Apr 03, 1978

Headline: Carter / For. Trip / Nigeria and Liberia

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(Studio) President Carter's stop in Liberia before returning to United States noted. Carter's statements on flight from Nigeria, with regard to South African attitude toward peace proposal for Namibia, reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Monrovia, Liberia) Details given with regard to greeting for Carter at J.J. Roberts Airport in Monrovia and public welcome as he and President William Tolbert ride through city. Liberia's creation by freed slaves from United States noted. Tolbert's toast to Carter cited. [CARTER - states United States shares common goal with Liberia in issues of Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.] Carters' meeting with Peace Corps vols. mentioned. Overview of Carter trip given.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Lagos, Nigeria) Differences in lifestyles in Nigeria and problems this presents for President Carter examined. Similarities and differences in relations between United States and Nigeria, between Carter and General Obasanjo, stated. Details given concerning joint communique issued by 2 leaders Contd. black African suspicion that United States will side with African wts. in major rule issue, Obasanjo pressure for harsher economy sanctions against South Africa, growing Cuban and USSR presence on continent and Cuba's backing of Nigeria in war with Biafra mentioned. Effects of Carter trip to Nigeria outlined.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

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Program Time:05:00:40 pm - 05:05:10 pm. Duration: 04:30
Reporters:Donaldson, Sam; Koppel, Ted; Reynolds, Frank
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Broadcast Type:Evening News Segment Type: News Content
Record Number:53659