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Rhodesia / Prisoner Release / Vance Trip #257337

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 13, 1978
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(Studio) Rhodesia transition government's release of group of political detainees from Wha Wha Prison and plans to release more reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Wha Wha Detention Center, Rhodesia) Details given on prisoners' release and their attitudes. [MAN - tells of his home being burned while wife was visiting him in prison.] Concerns of several released men about political activity outlined. [2nd MAN - cites requirements of statement they had to sign in order to be released, with regard to political activity.] Loyalties of prisoners still detained noted as mostly toward Patriotic Front now waging guerrilla war against Rhodesia.
REPORTER: Robin Wright

(Studio) Secretary of State Vance's arrival in Tanzania, where he'll meet with black guerrilla leaders and British foreign secretary David Owen with regard to attempts to get American-British plan accepted in Rhodesia, noted; his later trip to Rhodesia mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Wright, Robin

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