CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 26, 1979
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(Studio) Question with regard to nature of phenomenon between South Africa and Antarctica last month noted; early indications said pointing to detonation of nuclear device by South Africa.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Details of evidence gathered by United States satellite given; NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) animation shown. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance quoted with regard to lack of substantiating data for South Africa's explosion of nuclear weapon. [VANCE - comments.] US inability to determine type and source of explosion said not related to our ability to monitor Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II; details given.
REPORTER: Richard Roth
(Johannesburg; South Africa) South African reaction to allegations examined. [Nuclear program head Jacobus De VILLIERS - comments.] South Africa's ability to become nuclear power outlined; films shown. [De VILLIERS - asks why South Africa's always blamed when anything goes wrong.] Implications of situation considered.
REPORTER: Arden Ostrander
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