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07.18.2012

CBS NEWS CORRESPONDENT MARK PHILLIPS DESCRIBES HIS RARE VISIT WITH FORMER SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA, TONIGHT ON THE “CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY”

 

PHILLIPS IS THE ONLY AMERICAN NETWORK TELEVISION CORRESPONDENT TO BE INVITED INSIDE AND TO RECORD VIDEO OF MANDELA’S PRIVATE 94TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION IN HIS HOMETOWN OF QUNU

        CBS News Correspondent Mark Phillips describes his rare visit with former South African President Nelson Mandela. The report will be broadcast tonight, July 18, on the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY (6:30-7:00 PM, ET) on the CBS Television Network.

        Phillips was the only American network television correspondent to be invited inside and to record video of Mandela’s private birthday celebration in his hometown of Qunu. In tonight’s report, Phillips describes what took place during the family gathering, attended by Mandela’s wife, Graça Machel; his former wife, Winnie; and his children and grandchildren.

        Patricia Shevlin is the Executive Producer of the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY.

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Press Contact:          Lance Frank             212-975-5959            frankl@cbsnews.com 

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