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Black Reporters in South Africa's White Press

New Yorker writer William Finnegan followed back journalists in South Africa who worked for a liberal, opposition newspapers. Finnegan is white, and his presence often put the people he traveled with in danger. His book about the reporters is called Dateline Soweto.


Other segments from the episode on October 25, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 25, 1988: Interview with William Finnegan; Commentary on the soul group 5 Royale; Interview with David Crosby; Review of Alfred Kazin's book "A Writer's America."


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