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Ethiopia / Famine #294370

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 16, 1984
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(Studio) Status of United States food aid for Ethiopia and famine-stricken African ntns. as a whole reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Ethiopia) Role of pols. in inhibiting United States government aid, due to Marxist Cuban and USSR -backed Ethiopian government here, examined. [World Vision spokesperson Tony ATKINS - believes mass deaths, considered inevitable now, could have been averted; explains.] International apathy toward Ethiopia's request for aid several mos. ago recalled. [Ethiopian relief minister Dawit Wold GIORGIS - can't comprehend international community's deafness to his pleas.] USSR military aid described; Ethiopian military dictatorship's squandering of funds on celebration of coup's anniversary recalled. [Carnegie Endowment spokesperson Jack SHEPHERD - thinks United States has dragged its feet for political reasons; explains.]
REPORTER: John Blackstone

Blackstone, John;
Rather, Dan

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