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South Africa / Reagan Policy #546277

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 09, 1985
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(Studio) Limited sanctions against South Africa announced by President Reagan today listed on screen, explained.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) White House noted denying President, heretofore opposed to economic sanctions against apartheid government, has changed his position. [REAGAN - announces exec. order for limited sanctions.] Admin.'s rationalization of sanctions, rather than those proposed by Congress, outlined on screen; White House mentioned admitting ban on Krugerrand sales will harm South African economy. [REAGAN - explains diplomacy purpose of order.] Domestic political motives underlying decision cited. [Jesse JACKSON, Conservative Caucus spokesperson Howard PHILLIPS - criticize President's sanctions
REPORTER: Chris Wallace.]

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Congress's reaction to President's sanctions featured. [Senator Robert BYRD - claims Congress was victorious.] Senator, under pressure from Secretary of State George Shultz and Senator Robert Dole, said agreeing to delay action on stronger sanctions. [Send. Lowell WEICKER, Edward KENNEDY, Jesse HELMS - offer differing perceptions of executive order.]
REPORTER: John Dancy

(Studio) Response of South African President P.W. Botha reported.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Johannesburg, South Africa) Reactions of black leaders to Reagan's sanctions examined; Bishop Desmond Tutu's son Trevor noted recently released from prison where he was held without charge Details given, scenes shown. [TUTU - considers Reagan a racist.] [Chamber of Commerce president Raymond PARSONS - feels economic effect on South African private sector will be minimal.] Basis of rand's continued decline explained.
REPORTER: John Cochran

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Dancy, John;
Wallace, Chris

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