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Ten O'Clock News; South African in exile


Jan von Mehren interviews Aggrey Mbere, a member of the African National Congress about apartheid in South Africa. Mbere left South Africa thirty-five years ago and currently teaches history at Roxbury Community College. He says that the South African government has realized that it must accommodate the opinions of black South Africans. Mbere talks about Nelson Mandela and his own desire to return to South Africa in the future. This edition of the Ten O'Clock News also included the following item: Christy George interviews Gabu Tugwana by telephone

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Ten O'Clock News

South African in exile

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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
African National Congress
Mandela, Nelson, 1918-
News Report
von Mehren, Jan (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; South African in exile,” 02/02/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 23, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D857A536C39644378ECF9DC2A21A53E8.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; South African in exile.” 02/02/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 23, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D857A536C39644378ECF9DC2A21A53E8>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; South African in exile. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D857A536C39644378ECF9DC2A21A53E8
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