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Haiti / Government Downfall #548675

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 07, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Collapse of Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier's Haitian regime and his flight to exile in France, aboard United States Air Force plane, reported; details given, scenes shown.

(Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Dennis Murphy) Celebration here over Duvalier's fall examined; scenes shown. His videotaped message translated. Junta leader General Henri Namphy quoted. Duvalier family's reign, beginning with Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier, and factors underlying its collapse considered.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) State Department's praise of Duvalier's fall noted.

(DC: Anne Garrels) Role of United States in Duvalier's fall and exile discussed. [State Department spokesperson Bernard KALB - believes Duvalier's decision was correct; explains basis of United States aid to his exile in France.] Scenes shown. [President REAGAN - will help new government in any way possible.] [KALB - cites need for junta to clarify its position on human rights.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Reactions of Haitian communities in Miami and Boston to Duvalier's collapse examined; scenes shown.

Brokaw, Tom;
Garrels, Anne;
Murphy, Dennis

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