Search the Archive

Rhodesia #244942

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 19, 1976
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Talks between white minority government and black ntlists. collapse in Rhodesia. Black leader Joshua Nkomo says white government has chosen war. Premier Ian Smith appeals to London to get talks going again. British government refuses. Blacks make up 1/2 of cntry.'s army.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Rhodesia) Warfare here compared to South East Asia guerrilla warfare. Guerrillas raid isolated black villages for supplies. Peasants are the victims. Govt. sets up protective villages for blacks. Residents work on farms during day; return to compound at dusk. Small black villages moved together to form 1 large community. Govt. says residence is voluntary. Hamlet leader says blacks are forced to live there and will be shot if out after curfew.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

Cronkite, Walter;
Quint, Bert

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.