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South Africa / United States Policy, Student Protest #550996

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 14, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Chris Wallace) Implications for United States policy in South Africa of President Reagan's appointed of Robert Brown as new United States ambassador examined; details given, scenes shown. Brown's role in Richard Nixon's administration recalled. [Senator Jesse HELMS, Jesse JACKSON - praise Brown.] Reagan's domestic political motive in appointing Brown cited. [TransAfrica spokesperson Randall ROBINSON - opposes appointed; explains.] Senator Lawton Chiles' office's criticism of Brown stemming from controversy surrounding him in Nixon administration mentioned.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Status of black unions' strike in South Africa noted.

(Johannesburg, South Africa: Mike Boettcher) Black students' strike protesting government's new repression and apparent failure of black unions' call for general strike examined; details given, scenes shown. [Educ. department spokesperson Jaap STRYDON - defines government's perception of education] Govt. expenditures for black versus white students noted. [Soweto headmaster Jake MASEKO - describes students' growing militancy.]

Boettcher, Mike;
Brokaw, Tom;
Wallace, Chris

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