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South Africa / United States Policy, Labor and Student Unrest #310839

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 14, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Bill McLaughlin) Possibility President Reagan will name Robert Brown as new ambassador to South Africa and implications for United States policy there examined; details given, scenes shown. [Senator Jesse HELMS - praises Brown.] Brown's relationship with both conservatives such as Richard Nixon and civil rts. leaders Jesse Jackson and Andrew Young described. Admin.'s perception of President P.W. Botha's response to anti-apartheid movement mentioned. [Senator Robert DOLE - thinks issue has now become domestic civil rights issue as well as foreign policy one for US.] Brown noted replacing ambassador Herman Nickel. [Brown associate Dr. William GREENE, TransAfrica executive director Randall ROBINSON - disagree on significance of Brown's appointed]

(Soweto, South Africa: Allen Pizzey) Black student boycott to protest regime's new oppressive measures examined; details given, scenes shown. [Activist Dan MONTSITSI - criticizes government's definition of education [Educ. and training department spokesperson Jaap STRYDOM - defs. call for discipline.] Black labor unions' general strike today explained, discussed. [Chamber of Industry spokesperson Bobby GODSELL - supports unions'position.]

Reporter(s):
McLaughlin, Bill;
Pizzey, Allen;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:03:30

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