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South Africa / Reagan Administration #103885

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 25, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) Reagan administration's selection of diplomacy Terence Todman as new ambassador to South Africa, at urging of Senator Richard Lugar, examined; details given, scenes shown. [Ambassador Don. McHENRY, delegate Walter FAUNTROY - praise Todman, cite need for effective United States policy though.] Todman's background outlined; Robert Brown's initial selection and then rejection for South African post recalled.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Proposed economy sanctions against South Africa considered.

(Johannesburg, South Africa: Don Kladstrup) Possible effect of international sanctions on farmers such as Piet Breedt and his workers examined; details given, scenes shown. [BREEDT - claims employees will suffer.] [Winnie MANDELA - sees no alternative.] Govt.'s preparations for sanctions described. [President P.W. BOTHA - cites nation's strength.] South Africa's responses to arms and oil embargos in past recalled. [Prof. Duncan INNES - anticipates long-term adverse impact of sanctions.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Kladstrup, Don;
McWethy, John
Duration:
00:04:40

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