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Reagan / South Africa Speech #311019

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 22, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Lesley Stahl) President Reagan's policy speech on South Africa today featured; scenes shown. [REAGAN - opposes sanctions, calls for deeper econ. involvement in South Africa; opposes apartheid; attacks African National Congress violence.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY - believes speech makes United States friend of apartheid.] [Representative William GRAY, Senator Richard LUGAR - criticize President's remarks.] [S. African ambassador Herbert BEUKES - praises speech.] Senator move toward sanctions considered.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Reactions of Bishop Desmond Tutu and Reverend Allan Boesak quoted. [BOESAK - describes his response to Reagan's speech, policy; doubts President P.W. Botha will ever negotiate with black leaders as long as United States and Britain back him; wants fundamental policy change by US.]

(NYC: Jane Bryant Quinn) Actual effectiveness of possible United States economy sanctions against South Africa examined; details given, scenes shown. United States companies leaving region listed on screen. [Pol. analyst Benjamin WEINER - cites United States business community's concern.] Japan's success in South Africa discussed. [Trade lobbyist Paul MURPHY - cites competitors' exploitation of United States companies' unreliability in South Africa.] [Trade attorney Don. deKIEFFER - notes ability to evade boycotts.]

Quinn, Jane Bryant;
Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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