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Selassie Dies / Life #484548

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 27, 1975
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(Studio) Ethiopian leader, Haile Selassie, 83, dies; prisoner in 1 of own palaces.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Ethiopia) Selassie became emperor in 1930. Film shows parts of his career. Mussolini invaded in 1936. Selassie asked League of Ntns. for help; jeered at. Selassie made 4 state visits to US. 1954 Washington, DC visit shown. [SELASSIE - says likes to show admiration in English, but can do it better in own tongue.] When he visited Brazil in 1960, some Ethiopian military tried coup; they were hanged.
REPORTER: Edwin Newman

(NYC) Recd. ticker-tape parade in 1963. Spk. to UN.
REPORTER: Edwin Newman

(DC) Visited President Richard Nixon in 1969. His grip weakening in Ethiopia.
REPORTER: Edwin Newman

(Ethiopia) Selassie deposed in 1974. 82nd birthday was last the world saw of Selassie.
REPORTER: Edwin Newman

Brokaw, Tom;
Newman, Edwin

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