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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Johannesburg, South Africa: Allen Pizzey) Jailed dissident Nelson Mandela's hospital visit examined; scenes shown. Govt.'s denial of Mandela's presence at clinic despite videotapes to the contrary and identification of them by Winnie Mandela noted. Possibility clinic visit is prelude to his release considered. [MANDELA - (on phone) berates authorities for not informing her of husband's presence at hospital.] USSR dissident Andrei Sakharov mentioned. [Reverend Allan BOESAK - notes importance of Mandela's release to cntry.'s revolution.] [1961, MANDELA - cites black Africa's pol. demands.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Contd. Geneva talks between South African foreign minister Pik Botha and United States assistant secretary state Chester Crocker discussed as possibly bearing on Mandela's status; scenes shown.
- Pizzey, Allen;
- Rather, Dan
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