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Young / Playboy Interview #252951

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 06, 1977
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(Studio) United Nations ambassador Andrew Young goes to Washington, DC to report on Africa trip, but talk there centers on interview he gave to "Playboy" magazine
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) In interview, Young calls Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford racists and says Carter is free of racism. Details noted and portion of interview quoted. Statements cause Republican national chairperson William Brock to criticize Young. [BROCK - cites objections; thinks Young should be fired.] During testimony to Senator African subcommittee , Senators Charles Percy and Jacob Javits raise issue of interview. [PERCY - asks Young to expand on interview comment.] [YOUNG - was speaking of insensitivity to cultural differences.] White House says President and Young differ with regard to term racists and that Carter disagrees with Young with regard to Nixon and Ford. Young won't be fired.
REPORTER: Barry Kalb

Kalb, Barry;
Mudd, Roger

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