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Uganda / Amin / Americans #250786

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 01, 1977
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(Studio) Uganda President Idi Amin says Americans in country now free to leave.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Nairobi, Kenya) (Audio report) Report on situation in Uganda at present. Comments noted of Amin's spokesperson, include those from English-born Ugandan and close adviser to Amin, Robert Astles.
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

(Studio) Secretary of State Cyrus Vance says in Washington, DC today administration pleased with Amin's decision. Result is seen as diplomatic victory for President Carter.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Vance comes to Capitol Hill to testify with regard to Mid. East trip; afterwards, reporters question him with regard to Uganda affair. [VANCE - says administration pleased and will continue monitoring situation.] Vance meets with Senator For. Relations Committee with regard to Mid. East and afterwards Uganda questions come up again. [VANCE - says he'd be presumptuous to say if situation will affect pres.'s speaking out on human rights.] [For. Relations Committee chairperson Senator John SPARKMAN - says situation shouldn't prevent President or any American from speaking out on human rights.] Question remains with regard to future reactions of other ntns. with regard to United States statements on human rights.
REPORTER: Barry Kalb

(Studio) Apparently, 1st American to leave Uganda is New Jersey tourist Robert Shinn, who goes to Kenya; there's evidence of exodus by remaining Americans
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Kalb, Barry;
McLaughlin, Bill;
Mudd, Roger

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