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New South Africa, The
Election, The
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This miniseries hopes to shed more light on the South African people and their struggle since the recent 1994 elections. #101 - The Election - deals with the elections seen through the eyes of African American journalist Andrew Jones; #102 - Personal Journey (first entitled "A Letter From South Africa") - Former WGBH producer Tug Yourgrau (author of Broadway's "The Song of Jacob Zulu") revisits his native South Africa and Ladysmith Black Mambazo's Joseph Shabalala; and, #103 - Homecoming - WGBH's "Say Brother" producer, Calvin A. Lindsay, travels with Johannes Manong (a South African living in exile in the US) as he moves back home with his wife and child. Series release date: 1/1995

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'I, Muffy Crosswire, do solemnly swear to uphold the office of the President of the United ...' Actually, it's only a mock election in Mr. Ratburn's class, but Muffy takes it just as seriously. How far will she go to win?



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Lindsay , Calvin A., Jr. (Series Producer)
Chicago: “New South Africa, The; Election, The,” 02/14/1995, GBH Archives, accessed February 28, 2024,
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