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Rhodesia / I Man-I Vote Plan / Reaction #249636

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 25, 1977
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(Studio) Rejection of Rhodesia Prime Min. Ian Smith's 1 man-I vote proposal by militant Popular Front and related comments by spokesperson for group, made in Lusaka, Zambia, noted. Report on reaction to plan in Rhodesia.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Johannesburg, South Africa) Reaction of blacks and whites in Rhodesia described; comments of "Rhodesia Herald" newspaper quoted. [SMITH - says it's time fighting among Rhodesians stopped.] Reactions of 3 moderate black leaders to Smith's invitation to talk cited. One of these, Rev. Ndabaningi Sithole, is now in Los Angeles on United States tour to solicit support for African National Council [SITHOLE - says Smith plan paves way for major rule for which war has been waged.] Reaction of American and British officials noted. (Film of Rhodesian army training exercise shown.)
REPORTER: Robin Wright

(Studio) Statements with regard to Smith plan by State Department and United Nations ambassador Andrew Young quoted. Interview with British foreign minister David Owen by reporter Susan Peterson noted. (Interview shown.) [OWEN - cites reservations re: Smith's stated plan.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Wright, Robin

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