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President Amin / Hills Execution #240635

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 23, 1975
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(Studio) Uganda's unpredictable President Idi Amin sets July 2 as execution date for British writer Denis Hills. Hills convicted of calling Amin village tyrant. New execution date set after talks break down between him and British General Chandos Blair.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Nairobi, Kenya) Angry exchange occurs between General Blair and President Amin in front of press and officers of Uganda defense cncl.; details of argument outlined. Amin says armed forces on alert; expects British troops to invade Uganda. President Amin seized film from photographers and cut all telex communications to the outside; advised press to leave country
REPORTER: Michael Nicholson (BBC)

(Studio) General Blair personal representative of Queen Elizabeth in delicate business of trying to persuade Amin to spare life of Hills, who's rptdly. suffering from terminal cancer. Yesterday, friendly talks between Amin and General Blair seemed to be leading toward postponement of execution. [Yesterday, AMIN - says British are his friends.] Exs. of Amin's remarks to United States and Britain given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite (narrates) (UPITN newsfilm)

Cronkite, Walter;
Nicholson, Michael

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