NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 20, 1986
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(Studio: Chris Wallace) Report introduced.
(DC: Robin Lloyd) President Reagan's effort to restructure his policy toward South Africa said now in disarray with decision to drop Robert Brown as nominee for that ambassadorial post; controversy over Brown's past business dealings with corrupt Nigerian official noted. [Senator Jesse HELMS, Jesse JACKSON - accept President's decision; explain.] [Representative Stephen SOLARZ - favors econ. sanctions.] Communications director Patrick Buchanan mentioned eliminating all mention of Brown from President's upcoming policy speech; details given. Reagan said expected to call for negotiations between Pretoria and both African National Congress and opposition leader Gatsha Buthelezi. Nelson Mandela mentioned. [REAGAN - remains opposed to punitive sanctions.] [Courtesy "Face the Nation", Senator Robert DOLE - sees it becoming domestic civil rights issue.] [Senator Larry PRESSLER - comments.]