SEE IT NOW: REPORT FROM AFRICA, PT. 2 (TV)

Summary

One in this series of current events documentary programs, hosted by Edward R. Murrow. The final hour of a two-part series on Africa and its quest for freedom, stressing the "urgent necessity of the Western powers to devise a method of dealing with peoples of Africa in equality, decency, and dignity." The program begins with the Sudan, where Alexander Kendrick interviews Premier El Azhari, followed by Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, who gives his first television interview. Other highlights include Gamal Abdel Nasser and the Aswan Dam Project; Algeria, and interviews with a French mayor and Algerian nationalist; producer and reporter Edward Murrow's summary of the U.S. stake in Africa; and an interview with Libyan Premier Ben Halim. Murrow sums up the opinions of six African leaders on freedom in Africa. Includes commercials. (Part one of "Report From Africa," which aired on April 23, 1956, is currently not available to the Museum.)


Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: May 17, 1956 Thursday 10:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:00:00
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T77:0066
  • GENRE: Public affairs/Documentaries
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Africa
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV series, 1951-1958
  • COMMERCIALS:

Credits

  • Edward R. Murrow … Producer, Co-Producer, Reporter
  • Fred W. Friendly … Producer
  • Alexander Kendrick … Interviewer
  • Premiere El Azhari
  • Haile Selassie
  • Gamal Abdel Nasser
  • Ben Halim