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South Africa / Racial Unrest, Economy #305584

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 28, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Capetown, South Africa) Contd. racial violence in South Africa, primarily today between police and protesters attempting march in support of jailed dissident Nelson Mandela, examined; scenes shown. [Reverend Jan Der WAAL - cites need for protest, changes.] Arrests mentioned include foreign journalists such as CBS news crew.
REPORTER: John Blackstone

(Johannesburg, South Africa) Impact of South Africa's racial unrest on country's economy examined. [Fin. reporter Chris WILSON - explains concerns of foreign banks.] Rand's drop in value in past year graphed on screen. [Stockbroker Michael COULSON - notes monthly rate of disinvestment.] New Jersey's recent disinvestment cited as example [COULSON - considers fear of revolution primary basis of problem.] Scheduled strike in gold and coal mines mentioned.
REPORTER: Steve Kroft

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Reagan administration's criticism of S African government's ban on major student org. National Students' Council examined; scenes shown. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - considers South African government offending democrat values and exacerbating problems.] [Bishop Desmond TUTU - criticizes President Reagan's support of racist policies.] Admin. said planning public relations campaign this fall to defense its South African policy.
REPORTER: Deborah Potter

Reporter(s):
Blackstone, John;
Kroft, Steve;
Potter, Deborah;
Schieffer, Bob
Duration:
00:05:30

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