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Ten O'Clock News; Nthabiseng Mabuza awaits Mandela


Meg Vaillancourt talks to Nthabiseng Mabuza, who was exiled from South Africa, about the upcoming visit by Nelson Mandela to Boston. Mabuza will sing a welcome for Mandela when he visits Madison Park High School tomorrow. She practices her welcome song. Interview with Mabuza, who was only twelve years old when she was paralyzed from injuries sustained during an attack on her home by South African security forces. Interview with her month Anna Mabuza and Jane Schaller from the New England Medical Center, Floating Hospital. The Fund for a Free South Africa has helped Mabuza and her family settle in Boston. Nthabiseng Mabuza also talks about the inhumane policies and practices of the South African government. She says that she is not bitter about what happened to her. Mabuza talks about the importance of achieving democracy in South Africa.

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Ten O'Clock News

Nthabiseng Mabuza awaits Mandela

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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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South Africa
Anti-apartheid movements
Mandela, Nelson, 1918-
Boston (Mass.)
News Report
Vaillancourt, Meg (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Nthabiseng Mabuza awaits Mandela,” 06/22/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 22, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CB9CCECA86E047C685B59ED449553925.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Nthabiseng Mabuza awaits Mandela.” 06/22/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 22, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CB9CCECA86E047C685B59ED449553925>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Nthabiseng Mabuza awaits Mandela. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CB9CCECA86E047C685B59ED449553925
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