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South Africa / Mandela Death / Carter Interview #1075155

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 09, 2013
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(Pretoria: Brian Williams) The gathering of world leaders for memorial services for former South African President Nelson Mandela noted; scenes/photos shown of mourners. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Soweto: Lester Holt) The security challenges facing South Africa as it prepares for the services for Mandela featured; scenes shown of police at FNB Stadium; details given about who will be attending, including 4 American presidents, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff†, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito†, and Cuba’s Raul Castro. [NBC News counterterrorism analyst Michael LEITER†- notes the risk for this collection of dignitaries.] [South African journalist Kieno KAMMIES†- describes security plans.] [South African Martin YONKERS‡- comments.]

(Pretoria: Brian Williams) Earlier conversation held with former President Jimmy Carter about Mandela. [CARTER – recalls meeting him; says since Mandela left office the harmony between black & white has gone down; comments on the sadness & celebration and Mandela’s place in history.] Live discussion held with NBC News special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault†† about the Mandela family. [HUNTER-GAULT – recalls her conversation with daughter Zindzi Mandela††; notes many white people were in Soweto.]

Williams, Brian;
Holt, Lester

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