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Paton Interview #251307

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 07, 1977
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(Studio) Alan Paton, author of "Cry, the Beloved Cntry.", lives outside Durban, South Africa. (Interview shown.)
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(No location given) [PATON - cites hopes and fears for future of South Africa.] Reporter asks if it's possible for blacks to have economy equality and some degree of social equality in South Africa. [PATON - says he doesn't know; cites disparity of wealth in country and says wealth doesn't redistribute wealth. Says blacks feel whites won't give up anything without gun in their backs; if government can't meet with blacks on equal basis, there's no hope for white man in country Says he and others have said real change in South Africa will occur when blacks say whites can't step on them anymore.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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