CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 19, 1976
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(Studio) Rhodesian Prime Min. Ian Smith says Secretary of State Henry Kissinger told him United States might provide assistance if black Rhodesians upset Geneva talks. Smith makes announcement to 13 Rhodesian reporters and Robin Wright of CBS. [On tape, Ian SMITH - repeats his belief that Kissinger promised tangible assistance for Rhodesia if needed.] [Robin WRIGHT - asks if support would include military supplies.] [SMITH - says yes.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) State Department says Kissinger made no such commitment; details given. Carter spokesperson reacts to possibility of military aid for white minority of Rhodesia.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb
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