South Africa Now - Show #N303

by Danny Schechter (Executive Producer), Globalvision
New York, New York, United States
February 14, 1990
Publisher: Globalvision
Duration: 28:48
Type: TV broadcast
Coverage in Africa: South Africa, Zambia
Coverage outside Africa: United States, United Nations, United Kingdom
Language: English
1:04 – Summary of stories in this episode; 2:28 – anchor Fana Kekana in the newsroom; 2:35 - Freedom Day, African National Congress (ANC) leader Nelson Mandela's walk to freedom: video of Nelson Mandela with Winnie Mandela and Cyril Ramaphosa after walking out of Victor Verster Prison; 3:35 - Coverage of Mandela's return to Soweto: video of Nelson Mandela's address to a rally at Orlando Stadium, discusses suffering, and inhuman system, black education; 4:39 - Phyllis Crockett of National Public Radio reporting from outside Nelson Mandela’s home in Soweto; 5:09 – News from the week before Mandela's release: discusses mass marches, protests of  a cricket team from England playing in defiance of the cultural boycott, South African Police (SAP) stopping some journalists from taping and attacking others, including ABC's Carol Simpson; 5:40- Danny Schechter visa request; 5:49 - video of report by Richard Cohen for The Eleventh Hour, on WNET TV about the media restrictions imposed in 1986 and US networks now in South Africa to cover Mandela’s release; 7:27 - Cohen interviews Schechter about media coverage in South Africa; 7:44 - excerpt of interview of South African Ambassador to the UN Jeremy Shearer by Charlayne Hunter-Gault from a South Africa Now PBS special; 8:17 - Nelson Mandela press conference: discusses his talks with the government about Walter Sisulu’s release and negotiations, his plans to go to the ANC headquarters in Lusaka, his views of the ANC armed struggle and the ANC’s commitment to peace, the violence of apartheid, group rights and the protection of whites, and one person one vote; 12:33 - Press conferences and celebrations worldwide reported by Emily Kasriel: video of a speech at a demonstration by New York City Mayor David Dinkins discussing sanctions; 13:32 – Phillip Tomlinson’s report at Kapitan’s restaurant, an Indian restaurant where Mandela used to eat lunch with his law partner, Oliver Tambo, including interviews of Kapitan and Mama Kapitan; 15:44 – Analysis of Mandela’s historic address in Cape Town, with commentary by Mark Swilling of the Center for Policy Studies, University of Witwatersrand, who discusses talks with the government concerning normalizing the political situation, which requires a mediator, the military wing of the ANC (Umkhonto we Sizwe), apartheid, the preconditions for negotiations, the State of Emergency, political prisoners, exiles, unbanning organizations, a body that is elected democratically on a nonracial basis, the United Democratic Front (UDF), the National Education Crisis Committee (NECC), the South African Youth Congress,  the Transvaal and Natal Indian Congress, mass action; 23:00 - Culture segment: video of the song "Free Nelson Mandela" performed in London by the group Special AKA; 26:54 – How to order copy of "Nelson Mandela: Free At Last", a South Africa Now PBS special.

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