ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 27, 1977
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(Studio) Discussion of South Africa and United States decision with regard to United Nations sanctions at Carter news conference noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) Voluntary arms embargo, except for limited spare parts, by US against South Africa, and planned complete embargo by United Nations cited. [CARTER - states decision to support sanction against South Africa.] Reporter asks President about charge that he's meddling in internal affairs of South Africa. [CARTER - lists areas in which United States must make own decisions with regard to sales and investments in another country and notes own belief with regard to meddling in internal affairs.] Probable degree of United States agreement with sanctions cited.
REPORTER: Ann Compton
(NYC) Report on reaction to Carter statements at UN, and Ambassador Andrew Young's work with regard to South Africa there. Concerns that total sanctions would harm cntry.'s blacks and efforts to find solutions in Rhodesia and Namibia noted.
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi
(Johannesburg, South Africa) Report on South Africa's long preparation for arms, oil and food embargoes. Effect of other trade embargoes on country and position of government on total embargo, especially by US, stated. [South Africa min. of finance Owen HORWOOD - notes South Africa's wealth of minerals and US need of them.]
REPORTER: Rex Ellis
(Studio) Report on formal inquest into death of South Africa black leader, Steve Biko, while in police custody.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
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