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South Africa / Racial Unrest, Falwell #305450

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 21, 1985
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(Studio) Contd. racial violence in South Africa described. Winnie Mandela, wife of jailed dissident Nelson Mandela, reported declining State Department offer to rebuild her firebombed home due to Reagan administration's lack of opposition to apartheid.
REPORTER: Forrest Sawyer

(DC) Jerry Falwell's recent claim that Bishop Desmond Tutu is a phony and not representative South African blacks recalled; United States reaction examined. [Senator Chas. MATHIAS - criticizes Falwell with Bible quote.] [FALWELL - claims President P.W. Botha and aides are moving away from apartheid, which they allegedly oppose.] Botha's actual statement, in tape supplied network by Falwell, noted. [Monday, BOTHA - offers political jargon.] [State Department spokesperson Chas. REDMAN - comments.] [On Falwell's tape, Soweto Mayor Ed KUNENE - thinks disinvestment harms blacks.] Falwell reported confessing he had no actual knowledge of poll on which he based claim majority of blacks oppose disinvestment; poll said conducted by South African government [FALWELL - uses cancer analogy.] Congress said expected to impose economy sanctions on Botha government

Faw, Bob;
Sawyer, Forrest

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