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Polaroid / South Africa #249600

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 23, 1977
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(Studio) Polaroid Corporation end to sale of its prods. in South Africa, due to nation's. racial policies, reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Johannesburg, South Africa) Situation described. Sale of Polaroid machines to government intelligence and army offices said to have caused decision. History of situation given. Frank and Hirsch identified as Polaroid agents in South Africa. [Polaroid agent Helmut HIRSCH -denies any racial discrimination in firm.] Polaroid operation in South Africa described. Effect on government resulting from withdrawal of foreign investments noted. Blacks thought to suffer by Polaroid decision. High black unemployment in South Africa noted.
REPORTER: Robin Wright

Cronkite, Walter;
Wright, Robin

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