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South Africa / Paton Death #114947

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 12, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Death of South Africa author Alan Paton, who wrote "Cry, the Beloved Cntry.", about nation's racial laws, reported Report introduced.

(Johannesburg, South Africa: Jim Hickey) Paton's career reviewed; scenes shown. [PATON - says they must throw out color bar.] Paton's book noted made into Broadway musical "Lost in the Stars" and movie "Cry, the Beloved Cntry."; scenes shown from London Films/Viacom. [Soweto civic association Nthato MOTLANA - praises Paton.] Paton's position on change in South Africa discussed. [In 1985, PATON - comments on outside forces.]

Hickey, Jim;
Jennings, Peter

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