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Knoetze Fight Canceled #260398

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 09, 1979
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(Studio) Cancellation of scheduled fight by boxer Kallie Knoetze in Miami reported State Department cancellation of Knoetze visa on moral turpitude grounds noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Miami Beach, Florida) Film of Knoetze shown. Knoetze's shooting of black teenager in Pretoria, South Africa, and conviction on chgs. said amounting to obstruction of justice in trial with regard to shooting reported Role of Operation PUSH in anti-Knoetze protest noted. Protest film shown. South Africa apartheid said involved. [KNOETZE - reacts.] [Jesse JACKSON - refers to Carter's human rights policy and people making it real.] [Knoetze opponent Bill SHARKEY - reacts to ruling.] Cancellation of Madison Square Garden noted. Televising of fight by CBS Sports said to have continued if fight had been held. Knoetze pledge to try again to fight in United States noted.
REPORTER: Martha Teichner

Cronkite, Walter;
Teichner, Martha

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