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Ten O'Clock News; Robert Mugabe


Meg Vaillancourt reports that Robert Mugabe (Prime Minister of Zimbabwe) was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Vaillancourt's report includes footage of Mugabe receiving his doctoral hood from Maki Mandela (daughter of Nelson Mandela) and footage from Mugabe's speech and press conference. Vaillancourt reports that Mugabe spoke out against apartheid in South Africa and advocated sanctions against the South African government. Vaillancourt reviews Mugabe's career. Comments on President Reagan's political actions concerning Apartheid. Vaillancourt's report includes footage of Mugabe in Zimbabwe.

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Ten O'Clock News

Robert Mugabe

Series Description

NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976



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Broadcast program

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International relations
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Mugabe, Robert Gabriel, 1924-
Press conferences
Universities and colleges
Speeches, addresses, etc.
Amherst (Mass.)
News Report
Mugabe, Robert Gabriel, 1924- (Speaker)
Vaillancourt, Meg (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Robert Mugabe,” 10/01/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0EE0DC111A4C4A85A7D2B131A279A556.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Robert Mugabe.” 10/01/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 24, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0EE0DC111A4C4A85A7D2B131A279A556>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Robert Mugabe. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0EE0DC111A4C4A85A7D2B131A279A556
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