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South Africa / Racial Unrest #305538

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 26, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Johannesburg, South Africa) Arrest of Bishop Desmond Tutu's son Trevor Tutu for criticizing police during mass "trial" of children arrested for boycotting school examined; scenes shown. Lack of rights for indivs. under state of emergency noted. [Leah TUTU - cites police state tactics.] [Bishop TUTU - note implications of son's arrest.] [Police OFR. - forbids singing by crowd.] [Reverend Allan BOESAK - is ready to make sacrifice.]
REPORTER: John Blackstone

(Studio) President Reagan reported accusing USSR of exploiting South Africa's political unrest; details given. Reagan's praise of apartheid government's alleged reforms, include his claim that racial segregation has been eliminated, quoted on screen; press spokesperson Larry Speakes' later effort to clarify President's analysis of South Africa's apartheid system noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Blackstone, John;
Schieffer, Bob

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