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Reagan / South Africa Speech #103825

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 22, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) President Reagan's speech on his South Africa policy featured; scenes shown. [REAGAN - denounces apartheid, calls for dialogue.] His sympathetic assessment of South African government outlined on screen, discussed. [REAGAN - lists his recommendations to South Africa, include release of Nelson Mandela.] Secretary of State George Shultz and President said both supporting negotiations with African National Congress [REAGAN - remains opposed to economy sanctions against South Africa.] Change in White House semantics explained.

(DC: Brit Hume) Capitol Hill reaction to President's speech examined; scenes shown. [Senators Edward KENNEDY, Lowell WEICKER - condemn Reagan's policy.] Kennedy and Weicker mentioned co-sponsors of legislature calling for sanctions. [KENNEDY - believes Mandela would be immediately released if Congress approved bill.] [Senators Dan. EVANS, Jesse HELMS - disagree.] [Senator Richard LUGAR - explains his disappointment in President's speech.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings, Brit Hume) Possible extent of Congress-approved sanctions considered.

(Johannesburg, South Africa: Don Kladstrup) Reaction here to Reagan's speech featured; scenes shown. [Bishop Desmond TUTU - condemns West world as rep. by Reagan; cites President P.W. Botha's probable pleasure with remarks.] [Industrialist Tony BLOOM - describes whites' reaction.] Sir Geoffrey Howe's recent visit mentioned.

Donaldson, Sam;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Kladstrup, Don

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