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South Africa / Crackdown On Blacks / United States Reaction #249061

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 21, 1977
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(Studio) United States reacts to South Africa crackdown on blacks by calling home ambassador William Bowdler for consultations.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Secretary of State Vance makes decision, but makes it sound routine. [VANCE - says it's normal to get information 1st hand from ambassador, with regard to his observations on situation.] Spokesperson Hodding Carter says Bowdler will return to post in few days. [CARTER - says State Department hopes South Africa government will consider action and consequences of it and begin movement away from apartheid.] Congress Black Caucus meets and demands administration action against South Africa, include denial of tax credits for corps. doing business there. [Representative Parren MITCHELL - says question is whether United States has courage to stand up against corporation investments in South Africa.] Dilemma of United States with regard to situation in South Africa, include need for that government's help in Rhodesia, noted.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin
Duration:
00:01:50

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