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South Africa / Mandela in United States / Congress / The Photo Opportunity #575857

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 26, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Speech by Nelson Mandela before Congress reported; scenes shown. [MANDELA - says efforts to abolish system of white minority domination must continue and sanctions should remain in place.] Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Kur) Photo opportunities for Congressmen seeking to be seen with Mandela featured; scenes shown from Washington, DC. [Representative John LEWIS - says the politicians want to be seen with the star.] "US Today" photograph of Jesse Jackson and Mayor David Dinkins with Mandela cited as example. [Political advisers Christopher EDLEY, Donna BRAZILE - talk about the importance of a photograph opportunity with Mandela.] [MANDELA - jokes about the reception he has received from Democrats and Republicans.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Mandela's itinerary previewed; details given of denunciation by some in Miami of Mandela's statements about Fidel Castro.

Brokaw, Tom;
Kur, Bob

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