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South Africa / World Heavyweight Fight #501572

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 19, 1979
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(Studio) World heavyweight fight in South Africa tomorrow between black American, John Tate, and white South African, Gerrie Coetzee, noted. Significance of integrated audience cited.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(South Africa) Insistence by Tate's promoters that audience be multiracial and South African government's claim that integration was simply part of new policy reported films shown. Other areas of integration outlined; Prime Mind Pieter Botha said pushing new legislature through. His visit to Soweto said 1st by any prime minister. Films shown. Opposition to Botha's efforts from right wing whites cited. [Stoeffel Van Der MERVA - comments.] Criticism of new government policies noted.
REPORTER: Martin Fletcher

Chancellor, John;
Fletcher, Martin

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