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Kissinger / United States South Africa Policy #45089

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 31, 1976
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(Studio) Secretary of State Henry Kissinger goes to Philadelphia; speaks to blacks with regard to United States policy of dealing with South Africa while opposing its racial policy.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Kissinger policy outlined and support needed from various factions noted. Kissinger states United States feeling with regard to South Africa racial policies. [KISSINGER - says South Africa's internal structure incompatible with human dignity.] At press conference later Kissinger asked why such attention on Africa now after years of doing nothing; answered by Opportunities Industrialization Centers President Dr. Leon Sullivan. [SULLIVAN - says as long as there are people like himself around they won't let others sit by and do nothing any more.] Little domestic gain in policy where success won't be immediately apparent and failure real possibility, but pols. seem less interested in judgement of voters than judgement of history.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Smith, Howard K.

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