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Donald Woods and "South African Dispatches."

Donald Woods, who worked as a reporter in South Africa. While covering the racial unrest there, he befriended Black activist Steve Biko. He was later placed under house arrest when he pressed authorities to investigate Biko's death in prison. A movie based on his work and his friendship with Steve Biko will be released in November.


Other segments from the episode on September 2, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 2, 1987: Interview with Donald Woods; Review of a Mieczyslaw Horszowski album; Interview with Jerry Seinfeld; Commentary on television and reading.


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