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South Africa / Racial Violence, Daily Mail #95047

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 23, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Kathleen Sullivan

(Johannesburg, South Africa) Contd. racial violence in Uitenhage following Thursday massacre featured; films shown. South Africa's ambassador to Great Britain noted condemning Thur.'s police attack on blacks. [Courtesy "Nightline", President Pieter West BOTHA - considers Secretary of State George Shultz incapable of judging conditions in South Africa.] Shultz's criticism of Thur event recalled.
REPORTER: Mike McCourt

(Studio) Botha's criticism of "Nightline" bdcsts. from South Africa quoted.
REPORTER: Kathleen Sullivan

(Johannesburg, South Africa) Demise of "Rand Daily Mail", historical voice of white opposition to apartheid, examined; films shown. [Journalist Percy QOBOZA - notes importance of "Daily Mail" for his generation.] Govt censorship of media here described. ["Daily Mail" editor Rex GIBSON- recalls government threats.] Newspaper's publication of "infogate" scandal which forced Prime Min. John Foster out of office reviewed. [GIBSON -describes government manipulation of media with public funds during "infogate."] Econs. underlying paper's death explained. [QOBOZA -comments.]
REPORTER: Jeff Greenfield

(Studio) "This Week" announced.
REPORTER: Kathleen Sullivan

Greenfield, Jeff;
McCourt, Mike;
Sullivan, Kathleen

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