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Reagan / South Africa Speech #551157

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 22, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Chris Wallace) President Reagan's speech on United States policy toward South Africa featured; scenes shown. [REAGAN - remains opposed to economy sanctions.] His further remarks and recommendations to South Africa, include release of Nelson Mandela &negotiations with African National Congress, outlined on screen, discussed. [REAGAN -equates situation with zebra analogy.] [Representative Barbara BOXER, Senator Edward KENNEDY - criticize President's stance.] Similar criticism by Senator Nancy Kassebaum quoted on screen. [Representative Toby ROTH - calls for sanctions in absence of substantive changes in United States policy.] Possible irony in Reagan's speech cited.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: John Dancy) Senator move toward sanctions said influenced by yesterday's testimony of Eminent Persons Group co-chairperson former Nigerian President Olesegun Obasanjo and former Australian Prime Min. Malcolm Fraser; their recommendations listed on screen, discussed. [Senators Lowell WEICKER, Richard LUGAR - condemn President's speech; expect sanction legislature]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Reaction to speech of Bishop Desmond Tutu quoted. [TUTU - thinks President P.W. Botha is pleased with Reagan's speech; explains.] Extent of boycott of Britain's Commonwealth Games in protest over Great Britain's refusal to impose economy sanctions against South Africa noted; this. yr.'s death toll in South Africa so far from political violence mentioned.

Brokaw, Tom;
Dancy, John;
Wallace, Chris

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