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Ian Smith visit to Washington

Title
Ian Smith visit to Washington
Genre
News report; Speech
TX Date
10 Oct 1978
Year of production
1978
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Duration
00:03:36
Description
Clive Chamberlain reports on the visit of Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith to Washington. It looks at his media blitz to persuade the US government that his regime is trying to change the rule over to black majority, the press conference where he claims the US government is supporting the Soviet-backed terrorists in the Patriotic Front, the dwindling number of white people in the country, the protests over his visit and how the trip was not a success.
Contributors
Ian Smith; Clive Chamberlain; Gene Gibbons
Keywords
USA; Interethnic relations; Political protests; Ian Smith; Immigration; USSR; International relations; Political reform; Rhodesia; Patriotic Front; Prime ministers; Black African peoples; Whites; Emigration; Visits

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