by South Africa Now
New York, New York, United States
November 1990
Publisher: Globalvision
2 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: VIEWER REVOLT SAVES SOUTH AFRICA NOW IN L.A. BUT THE PROGRAM'S FUTURE IS UNCERTAIN • STILL BANNED IN BOSTON • LISTEN UP • The newsletter reports that, as South Africa Now begins its sixth national season on PBS stations nationwide and on TV worldwide, two serious problems threaten its survival; the first is serious lack of funds; the second is political: 1) charges of "bias" in Los Angeles and 2) claims by some TV programmers that apartheid is disappearing, making the program no longer needed. The newsletter reports on the organizing in Los Angeles that resulted in the show being put back on the air after it was initially cancelled. The newsletter asks people are asked to send tax-deductible donations to the Southern Africa Information Foundation to keep South Africa Now on the air; the Keith Haring's poster, "Free South Africa," will be sent to contributors of $20 or more. The newsletter announces "MANDELA IN AMERICA," the 90-minute commemorative video released by A*Vision and produced by Globalvision; it is the exclusive chronicle of Nelson Mandela's U.S. visit. The newsletter reprints a newspaper opinion article "'South Africa Now': A voice that should not be silenced" by Clarence Page. The newsletter discusses WGBH, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), Greenpeace, the Civil Liberties Union, the ANC (African National Congress), local anti-apartheid groups, KCET, F.W. de Klerk, Danny Schechter, the MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour, the Los Angeles Times, and Stephen Kulczycki.
Used by permission of Globalvision.
Collection: Kathleen Sheldon Southern Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections